DBB, DB or DBM? Performance of road project delivery methods

Tiina Koppinen, Pertti Lahdenperä

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Internationally, road procurement is moving towards more integrated services. At the same time, the number of alternative project delivery methods has increased making selection of the best one difficult. The client must understand the features of the methods in order to select the most effective ones. That is why the presented study compared the performance of DesignBidBuild (DBB), Construction Management (CM), DesignBuild (DB) and DesignBuildMaintain (DBM). Based on the analysis of road procurement, more integrated services give better value for money and are of more help to the client in attaining his goals than more traditional methods. Yet, one should realise that each method has its typical applications, and all methods are not suitable for all purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCombining Forces - Advancing Facilities Management & Construction Through Innovation Series
Subtitle of host publicationSystemic Innovation in the Management of Construction Projects and Processes
EditorsSami Kazi
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
ISBN (Print)952-5004-64-3
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event11th Joint CIB International Symposium 2005: Combining Forces - Advancing Facilities Management and Construction through Innovation - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 13 Jun 200516 Jun 2005
Conference number: 11


Conference11th Joint CIB International Symposium 2005


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