Author Archives: Ryan Irwin, Business Developer, North America Water Design-Build, AECOM and Scott Thibault, Vice President, North America Water Design Build, AECOM

How Much Risk Should an Owner Transfer to a DB Firm on Their Project? 

One of the benefits of collaborative project delivery is that it allows owners to transfer risks to the design-builder that they would normally have to retain in a standard design-bid-build project delivery framework; however, owners should resist the temptation to divest themselves of all project risk and transfer everything to the design-builder. Rather, owners should carefully weigh the cost/benefit of risk transference and develop a project risk allocation strategy.

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Topics: AECOM, Design-Build, Risk Allocation.