Best Practices for Airport Design/Build Procurement

Budget cuts and decreased airline capacity have caused most airports to scale back their capital programs. Still, over the past few years more and more airport owners have been looking for new methods of designing and building facilities quickly and economically. One project delivery method that is gaining popularity across North America is Design/Build (D/B). D/B projects combine the design and construction phases into one contract that is awarded to a single entity, usually a joint venture made up of consultants and contractors. In D/B projects, the design firms’ role may be significantly different than traditional design/bid/build (D/B/B) projects. These role changes can create significant opportunities for airport consultants and project sponsors, but they can also pose challenges and risks. This paper summarizes the findings of the Innovative Pavement Research Foundation research report IPRF 01-G-002-06-1 Using Design/Build Acquisition for Airfield Pavements including best practices for the successful use of the D/B method for airport pavements.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: 2010 FAA Worldwide Airport Technology Transfer Conference: Next Generation of Airport Technology

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01608333
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2016 7:59AM