• Long Island Rail Road Expansion
  • Huntington Beach Gas Processing
  • Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility
  • Prince George’s County Public Schools Blueprint Schools Program

Alternative Project Delivery

Forging extraordinary partnerships through collaborative delivery

Alternative project delivery (APD) means carrying out projects using custom methods developed to streamline design and construction, reduce risks, and provide opportunities for innovation. We go beyond traditional engineering and procurement with

  • Design-build (DB)
  • Progressive design build (PDB)
  • Integrated project delivery (IPD)
  • Design-build-operate (DBO)
  • Design-build-operate-finance (DBOF)
  • Public-private partnerships (PPP)
  • Engineer-procure-construct (EPC)
  • Engineer-procure-construction management (EPCM)
  • Construction management at risk (CMAR)

We look at projects from every angle and develop tailored execution plans and flexible solutions based on scope, complexity, schedule and budget expectations, stakeholder alignment, and market conditions to overcome any potential barriers to success and—most importantly—meet your goals.

With early project delivery, improved facility functionality, reduced environmental impacts, and lowered capital and operating costs, APD can help make your project smarter, faster, better, and more affordable.

Permanent canal closures and pumps

How do you prepare a city for 1:100-year storm? With three massive pump station and flood gate facilities. The Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps Project (PCCP) was the last major piece of the post-Katrina hurricane risk reduction system, and it’s the second largest drainage pumping system in the world. Read More

Alternative project delivery yields flexibility for horizontal construction

With so many options, it’s important to carefully select your delivery method. Steve Fleck, executive vice president and chief practice & project officer, and Rob Mullins, Jr., senior vice president, water, discuss the strengths and challenges in alternate project delivery methods from design-build to construction management at risk. Read More

Integrated and flexible design

We understand project funding and the importance of responsible capital management. We can help deliver your project in a timely and cost-effective way by identifying value engineering opportunities in planning, design, and execution. Our teams have delivered integrated designs that provide benefits across the project directly impacting safety, schedule, and cost. Our reporting, monitoring, and tracking processes ensure a complete, quality, and predictable delivery.
Not so "alternative" anymore
Most Sustainable A/E/C Firm
ENR Ranked

Corporate Knights ranked Stantec the most sustainable corporation among its industry peers in 2024.
In the past 10 years Stantec has delivered more than USD$3.3 billion in alternative project delivery design fees.
We were ranked fifth in Engineering-News Record’s Top 100 Pure Designers, May 2022.

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