This paper is written with the purpose of assessing the role of effective collaboration for successful delivery of construction projects. Generally, in construction industry, to come up with the successful project delivery; the construction management team has to work against any factor that may lead to cost overruns, project delays, poor quality delivery and high level of variation. Construction projects present extreme varieties and occur in different size, shape and quality. Undertaking any construction project is a process that involves many bodies and organizations. Effective collaboration between the various parties is crucial for successful completion of both design and construction. Based on a case study of a commercial building project, this work discusses how project managers can use collaboration approach to solve project challenges that may arise during execution such as high level of project variations, endless time extension and disputes between parties to the contract. Collaborative Approach in Problem Solving helps the integration of knowledge and gain of experience, to reduce payment delay, achieve the proper evaluation and control of the schedule of activities and to motivate the contractor to achieve effectiveness and efficiency. The effective collaboration between the various parties and the early involvement of the contractor are crucial for successful completion of both design and construction and the early integration of knowledge.
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