Trenchless industry comfort level when using alternative delivery systems

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Abstract

Trenchless construction projects are typically delivered using the traditional designbid-build (DBB). The DBB sequential process often results in inefficiencies and creates a knowledge gap between the contractor and engineer. Alternative project delivery methods (APDM) were developed to bridge the gap between contractors and engineers, and help mitigate the resulting inefficiencies. APDM have been widely adopted in many industries including highway and building construction. However, they have not gained significant popularity in the trenchless construction industry. This lack of adoption can be attributed to many different reasons, one of these being the comfort level of project stakeholders in implementing APDM. This paper investigates the comfort level of project stakeholders through a questionnaire sent to individuals in the trenchless industry. The findings demonstrate that there are different comfort levels for implementing APDM for each type of project stakeholder and across different APDM's.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICPTT 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology
EditorsMohammad Najafi, Huiming Tang, Baosong Ma
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages217-226
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413821
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology, ICPTT 2014 - Xiamen, China
Duration: Nov 13 2014Nov 15 2014

Publication series

NameICPTT 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology, ICPTT 2014
CountryChina
CityXiamen
Period11/13/1411/15/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Francom, T., Ariaratnam, S., & El Asmar, M. (2014). Trenchless industry comfort level when using alternative delivery systems. In M. Najafi, H. Tang, & B. Ma (Eds.), ICPTT 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology (pp. 217-226). (ICPTT 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413821.025