Sherpa Strategies

Collaborative Delivery—one of the fastest growing forms of project delivery—has changed the project execution game.
A pioneer in this method, Sherpa Strategies was created to help you navigate this changing landscape to help you achieve your project goals.
What is Collaborative Delivery?
Collaborative delivery leverages the power of collaboration and innovation as the primary drivers of infrastructure project success.
Going beyond the traditional design-bid-build (DBB) model—and upending 140 years of construction practices—it integrates both the design and construction phases, requiring an ability to coordinate and align competing stakeholder interests. Done right, it harnesses the unique talents and resources of a team—including owners, designers, constructors, operators, technology providers, and equipment suppliers—to realize one common goal: to build more innovative projects with lower risks.
By working collaboratively through all stages of a project, team members benefit from early involvement and planning; continuous problem solving and communications; collective decision making; and ongoing conflict resolution.
Successful project outcomes are grounded in shared accountability, trust, teamwork, and transparency. They result in projects that optimize innovation, speed, quality control, and risk management.
Spearheading Collaborative Delivery
Demonstrating his skills at identifying solutions to complex challenges in varied markets, Phil conceived of, and led, an initiative to pass legislation (SB991) in California that allows the use of Progressive Design-Build on any project valued at more than $5 million that stores, treats, or transports water. With his unique ability to harness the power of multiple groups working together to drive and shape public policy, Phil enlisted the support of the Water Collaborative Delivery Association to sponsor the legislation, and drafted supporters from among the largest water districts and agencies in the state to speak at committee hearings. In 2022, the legislation passed without a single vote against in any committee or either chamber. This was a major win for proponents of Collaborative Delivery and opened up an entirely new way to approach water infrastructure projects in the state.
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