Researchers have shown that the all too adversarial atmosphere enveloping today’s construction industry can be attributed to traditional contracting methods, forcing conflict versus performance and results. In part, the situation stems from the very nature of contracting itself. Little room for communications, interaction and collaboration are allowed. For any long term commercial relationship to work, an element of trust is required. But trust, it seems, is the element that is absent so often today in the relationship between facility manager and construction contractor. Why is it so scarce?