Delivering a project from inception to completion and beyond can be accomplished in many different ways. But no matter the project delivery model, at the heart of all projects is the same unavoidable process: conceptualize, design, build, inspect, finance, operate. And while the start of the project looks very different for each of the potential participants, there is one constant: issues that need to be addressed so that when the contractor is told to build, it can happen quickly and efficiently. Too often, an owner and its consultant spend time and money on a plan only to find out that a key permit is unavailable or would take years to obtain. Written by Doug Sanders and Geoff Stenger and published by ReNew Canada - The Infrastructure Magazine.