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The Power of Design-Build

Book Description

Design-build is a powerful project delivery approach. But how to actuate such power and deliver the design-build promise? This is what this book is all about. It provides the reader with cutting-edge knowledge, know-how, techniques, trade secrets, and best practices to deliver design-build projects in a safe and controlled manner. It covers the entire design-build process— from building the design-build team and winning the designbuild tender competition, to project management, selecting the best design-build solution, and the sound planning of designbuild activities. To this end, the book introduces a totally new and innovative design-build planning methodology, namely, the SAFEDB-methodology. The SAFEDB-methodology consists of three key components: develop design-build solutions, fast-tack design-build activities, and control design-build work progress. The first component is concerned with evaluating candidate design-build options and selecting the most effective design-build solution. The second component looks deep into overlapping design and construction activities and introduces an effective overlapping strategy enabling maximum safe schedule compression. The last methodology component focuses on enhancing the design-build schedule reliability by taking into account potential schedule branching and rework loops in a structured and proactive manner. A range of real-world practical examples of the methodology application are provided for clarity and immediate use by the readers. The book is meant for the design-build contractors, designers, and owners; for the professionals and the academics, those new to the design-build arena or the seasoned design-builders.