Preparing for Design-build Projects: A Primer for Owners, Engineers, and Contractors

Front Cover
ASCE Publications, Jan 1, 2006 - Architecture - 280 pages
1 Review
For nearly two decades, design-build (DB) contracting has become increasingly the method of choice in public and private construction projects. Many designers and builders are now drawn to design-build projects and must alter their business practices to accommodate the changed relationships within DB contracts. Preparing for Design-Build Projects: A Primer for Owners, Engineers, and Contractors is a professional reference that covers the basics of developing a design-build project. The authors focus on learning modules that break down the decision-making process and reassemble it as a straightforward method for DB projects from the owner?s standpoint. This book acts as a timely guide on developing DB requests for qualification and requests for proposals. It also assists the reader in interpreting these documents in order to prepare a responsive DB proposal or to evaluate a series of proposals and make a source selection decision. View Table of Contents!
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Contents

Introduction to DesignBuild Contracting
1
What and Why
2
Historical Perspective
13
Why Use DesignBuild?
17
DesignBuild Success Factors
28
Developing DesignBuild Project Scope
31
DesignBuild Project Characteristics
33
Influencing the Development of DesignBuild Project Scope
48
All the Right Moves
165
Trust Me I Know This Will Work
166
Summary
170
Selection Process Request for QualificationsRequest for Proposals Evaluation Planning
171
Award Methods
173
Selection and Award Processes
179
Comparison of Methods
187
Evaluation Criteria
190

DesignBuild Contract Model
57
Formalizing Project Scope
61
Summary
65
Writing DesignBuild Performance Criteria
67
Owner Objectives
69
Performance Criteria Development
71
Management Criteria
73
Schedule Criteria
87
Technical Criteria
90
Cost Criteria
95
Using Abductive Reasoning to Write Performance Criteria
108
Design Risk Allocation through Performance Criteria
114
References
115
Preparing DesignBuild Requests for Qualifications or Requests for Proposals
119
DesignBuild Risk Types
121
Applied Risk Management in DesignBuild
130
Contracting Strategy
133
Request for QualificationsRequest for Proposal Content
140
Request for Proposal Components
143
DesignBuild Request for Proposal Contract Clause Considerations
147
DesignBuild Award Events
156
Summary
159
References
160
DesignBuild Requests for Proposal Case Studies
161
Keep Looking Until You Find the Right Answer
163
ScoringRating Systems
193
The Rating Process
209
Evaluation Documentation
214
Summary
220
DesignBuild Proposal Evaluation Case Studies
225
Making a Passing Grade
228
A Bracing Thought
230
Bait and Switch?
231
Defending the System
233
Summary
236
Preparing DesignBuild Proposals
237
Proposal Preparation by the General Contractor
242
Proposal Preparation by the DesignerofRecord
245
Preparing the Price Proposal
246
Closure of the Proposal Preparation Process
248
Summary
250
Summary of DesignBuild Contracting
251
The Future of DesignBuild
254
Reference
255
A DesignBuilders Perspective on the DesignBuild Request for Proposal Process in the Transportation Industry
257
A DesignBuilders Perspective on the DesignBuild Request for Proposal Process in the Building Construction Industry
261
Sample DesignBuild Contract Documents
267
Index
269
About the Authors
279
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information