For this week’s first Discussion, you will evaluate stakeholder preferences for project delivery systems
based on scheduling limitations. Consider the following scenario:
Pyeongchang, South Korea, site of the 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games, is in the midst of constructing
the venues that will accommodate the competitions. Of the 13 venues that will host a multitude of games, 6
of the sites will be new construction. For the following Discussion, imagine you are a member of the team
responsible for constructing the Alpensia Olympic Village, home of the opening and closing ceremonies.
The opening ceremony date of February 9, 2018 will be here before you know it, and there is no room for a
slip in the schedule.
With these thoughts in mind, please respond to the following:
In the case of a project with an inflexible schedule, how does this affect the owner’s selection of PDS?
Would the PDS that an owner would select in this case be the same PDS that may be most preferred by
the contractor? Why or why not? Explain your answers and provide examples.