Construction Manager at Risk

Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR)

Borderland believes effective solutions to construction challenges are found through successful partnering. As such, we fully endorse the CMAR project delivery principles because Borderland’s core values include qualification-based selection, project partnering, efficiency of construction, and value engineering considerations.

Our management team, of true design and construction professionals, brings communication and collaboration to every project.   This effort helps establish mutual goals among the owner-designer-contractor project team.  Borderland has not only assisted with plan and specification development on our previous CMAR projects, but we have also assisted our private clients with constructability review and scope development on hundreds of projects. We have worked closely with most of the reputable engineering firms in southern Arizona.

Using a team-based approach we can assist your project with several design phase/pre-construction services, including:

  • Constructability review of design plans
  • Construction risk assessments
  • Material quantity takeoffs
  • Initial field investigations to support final design efforts
  • Value engineering solutions and alternative means/methods evaluations
  • Critical Path Method (CPM) construction schedules
  • Identification of construction phasing
  • Qualification-based selection of subcontractors
  • Guaranteed Maximum Price construction contract development

Success With Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) Project Delivery 

Borderland has a strong record of developing practical construction management plans that result in true Guaranteed Maximum Price contracts – an upfront, competitive and reliable cost of construction that does not require modification during project construction. Each of our GMP proposals will reflect project-specific constraints and improvements, establish an agreeable critical path schedule, and meet your programmed budget and expenditure schedule needs.

We have successfully delivered dozens of GMPs for several municipal capital improvement projects with the City of Tucson, Town of Marana, Town of Sahuarita, and Pima County. In addition, we have successfully negotiated hundreds of not-to-exceed contracts with private developers on residential and commercial developments. We pride ourselves on a longstanding philosophy of providing our clients with a competitive price that can be counted on start to finish. Our GMP projects are consistently delivered under budget, on schedule and to a quality that meets or exceeds the owner’s expectations.

Borderland's CMAR Project Experience Includes:

Other Notable Projects

  • Houghton Rd/Old Vail Rd (CMAR)
  • Houghton Rd: Broadway to 22nd (CMAR)
  • Marana Center (CMAR)
  • Old Nogales Interceptor (CMAR)
  • Pima Mine Road Bridge at Santa Cruz River (CMAR)
  • Tangerine Rd: Twin Peaks/Dove Mountain to La Canada (CMAR)(dba TCC - JV w/Granite)