Methods for Implementing Innovative Transportation Project Delivery Systems

The project will investigate how government transportation agencies can move forward with non-traditional delivery systems such as Design-Build (D-B), Construction Manager at Risk (CM@R) or other innovative methods while maximizing quality, minimizing cost and accelerating delivery times. Depending on the complexity of the project, D-B, CM@R and other project delivery methods have realized significant savings related to schedule while maintaining appropriate quality standards. D-B methods have proven effective on straight forward projects, while CM@R and other variations have been used on unique, one of a kind, complex projects that require a contractor's perspective on construction methods during preliminary plan development. The project has several objectives including: (1) Assess the effect of D-B, CM@R and other contracting on project quality, cost, and timeliness on government agency transportation improvement programs; (2) Recommend the appropriate level of design for D-B, CM@R and other types of procurements; (3) Assess the impact of D-B, CM@R and other contracting variations on small businesses; (4) Assess the potential subjectivity used in D-B, CM@R and other contracting; (5) Recommend actions and changes that government agencies can introduce to start initiation of D-B, CM@R and other methods; and (6) Identify barriers to implementation and offer suggestions on how to overcome project delivery issues.2007/4/1

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $49948.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      08-05

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Midwest Regional University Transportation Center

      University of Wisconsin
      2205 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive, Room 272
      Madison, WI  United States  53706
    • Performing Organizations:

      Midwest Regional University Transportation Center

      University of Wisconsin
      2205 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive, Room 272
      Madison, WI  United States  53706
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hanna, Awad

    • Start Date: 20070401
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20070630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 13342

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460404
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Midwest Regional University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 08-05
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:24PM