Compressing the Schedule with Design Build Plus Incentives: Is the Quality as Good?

James Ernzen, Tom Feeney

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Abstract

The adoption of alternate project delivery systems such as design-build projects by an increasing number of state highway agencies in order to help them deliver the projects more quickly is discussed. The cause for adoption of such methods lies primarily in their ability to compress the schedule by overlapping design and construction. As state highway agencies move farther in this direction it is incumbent upon them to first plan carefully during the procurement phase to ensure they choose qualified teams. The agencies draft contracts and specifications that place sufficient checks and balances in place so that these project delivery methods return quality equal to or better than that obtained under the traditional methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Cogress, Winds of Change
Subtitle of host publicationIntegration and Innovation in Construction, Proceedings of the Congress
EditorsK.R. Molenaar, P.S. Chinowsky
Pages721-729
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventConstruction Research Congress, Winds of Change: Integration and Innovation in Construction, Proceedings of the Congress - Honolulu, HI., United States
Duration: Mar 19 2003Mar 21 2003

Publication series

NameContruction Research Congress, Winds of Change: Integration and Innovation in Construction, Proceedings of the Congress

Other

OtherConstruction Research Congress, Winds of Change: Integration and Innovation in Construction, Proceedings of the Congress
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI.
Period3/19/033/21/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Engineering(all)

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    Ernzen, J., & Feeney, T. (2003). Compressing the Schedule with Design Build Plus Incentives: Is the Quality as Good? In K. R. Molenaar, & P. S. Chinowsky (Eds.), Construction Research Cogress, Winds of Change: Integration and Innovation in Construction, Proceedings of the Congress (pp. 721-729). (Contruction Research Congress, Winds of Change: Integration and Innovation in Construction, Proceedings of the Congress).