Preference for A + B Contracting Technique Among State Departments of Transportation

The objectives of the research are to compare performance, cost and value implications of design-build contracts, A+B contracts, lane rental contracts and traditional contracts. Specific performance and cost measures considered are Administration Costs, Project Costs, Management Complexity, Disruption to Third Parties, Road User Costs, Innovation, Product/Process Quality, and Funding Flexibility & Duration. Performance parameters are compared on nine different project types. The research compares the three innovative contracting techniques to traditional contracting on relevant performance factors for each project type, resulting in a "best practices guide" along with project selection criteria for innovative contracting methods. The research methodology utilized a survey of national experts who rated each innovative contracting method for each performance factor on each of the project types. Results of the findings from the survey of national experts as well as summaries of case study interviews are described and discussed.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 80-97
  • Monograph Title: Alternative Project Delivery, Procurement, and Contracting Methods for Highways

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01051898
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784408865
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 2007 5:59PM