A Collaborative Delivery Method with Two Variations

One of the frequent questions occurring in the Water Design-Build Council’s education session is understanding how to apply the terms – prescriptive and performance – in a fixed-price design-build project. The fixed-price design-build delivery method enables owners to select a design-build firm for their water/wastewater infrastructure project that best fits the project budget, scope, and schedule requirements.

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Topics: Collaborative Delivery, Fixed-Price Design-Build, WDBC Admin.

Design-Build and Moore’s Law

If you’re using a computer to read this, you’ve probably heard of Moore’s Law. It’s the 1965 hypothesis by the co-founder of Intel, Gordon Moore, that computing power doubles every year or two. History has shown this projection to be largely accurate and the impact on our society has been profound. What does Moore’s Law have to do with design-build, which is, after all, all about bricks and mortar?

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Topics: Brown and Caldwell, Design-Build.

Consider Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) for Collaborative Project Delivery

When considering your design-build team, most professionals focus on two primary components for success: designer and constructor. Some of the strongest DB teams are formed when key supplier and specialty members are incorporated into the team at the beginning. This is clearly counter to the accepted practice of competing “commodities” once design is complete and before construction starts.

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Topics: Collaborative Delivery, Core and Main, Design-Build.