Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices. Topic S01-18. Value, Benefits, and Limitations of Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) for Airport Project Delivery

About $1.5 trillion will be spent globally on airport infrastructure by 2030, according to the International Air Transport Association. Most of that enormous amount of money will be spent on projects that must be constructed without disrupting airport operations. Given the focus on schedule and on the cost of failing to complete the construction during the periods of planned outages, the need for a highly qualified construction contractor with a proven record of timely and quality production is key to the success of airport projects across the globe. The TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program's ACRP Synthesis 102: Value, Benefits, and Limitations of Qualifications-Based Selection for Airport Project Delivery aims to benchmark the state of the practice with respect to the use of qualifications-based selection (QBS) to award construction projects.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic S01-18

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Staba, Gail

  • Performing Organizations:

    Gransberg & Associates, Incorporated

    Norman, OK  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Gransberg, Douglas

  • Start Date: 20191122
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191122
  • Actual Completion Date: 20191122

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01659862
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic S01-18
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 12 2018 3:03PM