OLD ENOUGH TO DRIVE : PAST ITS GROWING PAINS, DESIGN-BUILD IS NOW CAPABLE OF MOVING THE INDUSTRY FORWARD

Design-build is increasingly becoming not only a viable approach to infrastructure construction, but is also becoming a necessity for any well-established firm. This article discusses the merits of the various types of design-build: the public-private partnership (P3), CM-at-risk, and Design Build Operate Maintain (DBOM). Historically, design-builds have been used to speed up construction projects as one firm manages the entire project from start to finish, but the increasing economic benefits for both government and private organizations alike is becoming more decisive. The article also discusses the necessity of knowledgeable engineering consultants for decisions on the actual viability of such products, as the demand of certain design-builds is often too great for smaller contractors and owners to handle. The speed at which design-builds must take place also now calls for a reevaluation of build method. The article gives as an example the modified bridge design in which the parts of the bridge that take the longest to be fabricated are designed before other more structurally logical design components.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Buchheit, J A
  • Publication Date: 2005-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01006928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2005 7:32AM