(pronounced like it looks)
The fast track we’re talking about here is completely different from the fast track you’ll find at the Indy 500 or the Kentucky Derby. In fact, this fast track is really an adjective, not a noun, and it’s usually paired with the word “construction”; however, you will hear people in The Biz shorten the phrase simply to “fast track” when they mean “fast track construction.” It refers to the all-too-frequent practice of accelerating the construction process by overlapping the construction and design phases so that the project can be completed more quickly. As you might imagine, working on the fly like this usually causes mistakes to happen, problems to arise, and tempers to flare. Good times!