Identifying Key Factors that Inform Project Delivery Method Selection in the Water Industry

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Abstract

It is vital for water utilities to select the most appropriate project delivery method for the design and construction of their infrastructure projects. Alternative project delivery methods (APDM), such as construction management at-risk (CMAR) and design-build (DB), are now being added to design-bid-build (DBB) as part of a more comprehensive project delivery method toolbox for these utilities. The objective of this study is to identify key project delivery method selection factors for the water industry to support utilities in selecting the most suitable delivery method for their treatment plant projects. The authors reviewed about 40 relevant academic research papers and 15 decision-models that highlighted key project delivery method selection factors. As a result, 44 selection factors were identified and ranked in terms of frequency. An industry workshop was conducted with 20 industry experts and resulted in the identification of 13 key selection factors, seven primary factors, and six secondary factors, that inform project delivery method selection for the water industry. The identified factors in this paper will support the development of a decision-support tool that will assist water utilities with their project delivery method selection decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2020
Subtitle of host publicationProject Management and Controls, Materials, and Contracts - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020
EditorsDavid Grau, Pingbo Tang, Mounir El Asmar
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1212-1220
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482889
StatePublished - 2020
EventConstruction Research Congress 2020: Project Management Controls, Materials, Contracts - Tempe, United States
Duration: Mar 8 2020Mar 10 2020

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2020: Project Management and Controls, Materials, and Contracts - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020

Conference

ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2020: Project Management Controls, Materials, Contracts
CountryUnited States
CityTempe
Period3/8/203/10/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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