Managing Your Money: Project Delivery Methods

This article reviews a survey and report on design-build-operate-maintain (DBOM) and design-build (DB) project delivery methods in passenger rail industry. The report was based on a review of available literature, interviews with various commentators on the subject and interviews with key officials regarding DBOM passenger rail projects. The primary focus of the interviews was to determine the project owner's level of satisfaction with DBOM and to obtain the benefit of any lessons learned relating to the operations and maintenance (O&M) phase of the project. Information obtained from interviews and review of materials provide corroborative evidence of the validity of using DBOM for passenger rail transit projects. DBOM has been found to be capable of delivering following advantages: contractual integration; reduced system integration risk; quality control and life cycle cost efficiency; increased cost certainty; better cost-saving innovations; social goals achievable with DBOM; and DBOM preserves public control of fare structure. Considering the listed advantages, DBOM should continue to receive serious attention as an alternative to more traditional methods of delivering and operating passenger rail transit projects.


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  • Accession Number: 01001392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2005 11:13AM