Barton Malow

Construction + Delivery

Barton Malow first established itself in the industry as a general contractor in 1924. Since then, we’ve adapted to our clients’ expectations and transformed the way we do business. We’ve pushed the boundaries and pioneered methods that are ingrained in construction today. Our introduction of construction management in the 1970s — a collaborative approach that encompasses the entirety of the project — was transformative. It allowed for greater control of a project budget, schedule, and quality. We heard what our clients wanted and we responded.

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

That’s what we do…we adapt to the needs of our clients. We consider a project’s scale, complexity, and schedule before advising the best construction delivery method. Additionally, delivery classifications are flexible and Barton Malow specializes in accommodating variations based on special project needs.

Our current delivery methods include:

Construction Management (CM)

This method includes both CM-at-Risk and CM Agency. In this method, we are involved early in a project using multiple disciplines to manage the overall construction. Clients benefit from the significant builder expertise we bring to the design phase to augment and support the capabilities of the project architect.

Collaborative Project Delivery + Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)

Utilizing an integrated working relationship that shares risk and reward, owners, architects, engineers, and contractors collaborate earlier in the process, and deploy Lean practices, to improve the overall efficiency and productivity of a project. Barton Malow was ranked number one in a report on the Top 10 Integrated Project Delivery Construction Firm in 2023 by Building Design + Construction.

IPD and Lean Construction techniques are also commonly used in other delivery methods.


A streamlined delivery via a single contract between the owner and the design-build team, this simple, yet fundamental, method saves money and time by transforming the relationship between designers and builders into an alliance that fosters collaboration.

Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC)

A variation of the design-build delivery method, EPC involves collaboration with a highly-qualified engineering firm to provide turnkey services, including procurement for the major equipment not purchased by the owner.

General Contracting

Also described as Design-Bid-Build, this traditional model includes hiring prequalified subcontractors through a competitive bid process, as well as self-performing appropriate scopes.

Program Management

Serving as an extension of the owner’s staff, and strengthening an owner’s control over the many facets of their program, we oversee work from pre-design through post-construction in this delivery method.

Regardless of the construction delivery method chosen, one thing remains true—we’ve earned our reputation as an industry leader, and we look forward to showing you why.