In 2014, the State of Oklahoma embarked on a progressive design-build restoration of the 1917 State Capitol; listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Rehabilitating the exterior steel windows, stone cladding and roofing required historic design expertise and specialty trades. Selecting a team capable of planning the project without the input of specialty trades (due to procurement law limitations) and collaborating once key trade partners were selected was key to the project success.
Describe the method employed for overcoming public procurement laws that limit integration of specialty trades at the project inception.
Compare the design-builder philosophies used in building the team for the QBS/RFP response phase and contracting, both trade partners and specialty trade partners.
Discuss the roles of the State’s advisory team in developing the project and coordinating assistance during execution between two design-builders.
Discover how the team collaborated to create co-owned solutions in the face of unforeseen conditions.
State Capitol Project Manager,
Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services