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Quantification of Cost, Benefits, and Risk Associated With Different Quality and Project Delivery Systems

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-12-0003
Project Abstract: 

This study investigates and compares the costs, benefits, and risks associated with the Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, and Construction Manager/General Contractor project delivery systems, as well as those related to use of early completion incentives/disincentives (I/D). The scope of the study covers various types, sizes, and scopes of transportation projects delivered by State highway agencies. The study involves collecting, organizing, and analyzing data from various highway agencies. The research product is guidance for State highway agencies to assist them in determining when to use each of the various project delivery systems to realize maximum benefit with regard to cost, benefits, and risk, as well as to determine appropriate incentive/disincentive levels for completion time.

Goals

The key project objectives are:

(1) Document the benefits, costs, and risks associated with projects delivered under Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, and Construction Manager/General Contractor systems.

(2) Quantify the cost, schedule, and quality consequences of using alternative delivery systems on appropriate projects.

(3) Document the benefits, costs, and risks associated with use of completion time incentives/disincentives (I/D).

(4) Provide State highway agencies with guidance on determining when to use each of the project delivery systems to realize maximum benefits with regards to project type, size, and complexity.

(5) Provide State highway agencies with a sound, systematic process for determining incentive/disincentive amounts and times. 

Research HUB ID: 
7695
Project Status: 
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$0
Start Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2013
End Date: 
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Public Access Plan: 
No
FHWA AMRP Program: 
Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Activity: 
Construction and Project Management

Contact Information

Team: 
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-20

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Sponsor Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Lead
Managing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Project Managing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Contact
Performing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Performing Organization
Organization: 
Maine Department of Transportation
Contact Role: 
Project Contact

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