USING DESIGN/BUILD PROCUREMENT FOR ITS PROJECTS

Transportation agencies are rapidly trying to implement Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in their regions. The traditional method of procurement for transportation projects however is leading to longer time periods before project implementation. As a result, new ITS projects are being implemented with outdated technology. One possible solution to this problem is to use the Design/Build process for procurement. The design/build process uses one contractor to both design and build the project. Therefore, the project time line is reduced and hopefully, outdated ITS projects will not be implemented. This report contains the following items: an overview of the design/build process; a model of the design/build process; lessons learned by transportation agencies regarding the use of design/build; benefits and risks of the design/build process as they apply to ITS; and recommendations for further use of the design/build process.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 799-809

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724805
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1996 12:00AM