Current Design-Build Practices for Transportation Projects
A Compilation of Practices by the Transportation Design-Build Users Group
The following document is a collection of design-build procurement and contracting practices used by various transportation agencies. This report provides basic information about the design-build project delivery method and its relation to transportation projects. As such, this document does not constitute legal advice and does not represent the official policy of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or the United States Department of Transportation. It is provided for informational purposes only.
The Transportation Design-Build Users Group includes representatives from: the Design-Build Institute of America's Owner Council, the AASHTO Joint Technical Committee on Design-Build, and the AASHTO / FHWA / Industry Transportation Construction Management Working Group.
The following report is a compilation of the design-build experiences of State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and other public agencies responsible for transportation infrastructure. The original framework for this report was a document prepared for the New York State Department of Transportation by Parsons Brinckerhoff entitled "Design-Build Practice Report," dated September 2002.
The Transportation Design-build Users Group welcomes additional input from State DOTs and other transportation agencies that have experience with the design-build procurement process.
The information provided herein is for knowledge sharing purposes only and does not constitute technical or policy recommendations on the part of AASHTO, FHWA or any other public agency.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Background
- 3. Procurement Process
- 4. Development of Procurement Package
- 5. Contract Issues
- 6. Project Management
- 7. Payment
- 8. Schedule
- 9. Right of Way/Utilities
- 10. Risk Allocation
- 11. Change Orders
- 12. Warranties/Maintenance
- 13. Subcontractors, DBE, EEO, Key Personnel
- 14. Insurance, Bonds, Indemnities, and Limits on Liability
- 15. Environmental Permitting Process
- 16. Value Engineering
- 17. Organization Conflict of Interest Policies
- 18. Organizational Change as a Result of Shifting Workloads
- 19. Further Issues Related to Design-Build
- 20. Legal Issues
- 21. Major Lessons Learned
- Appendix 1 Public Agencies that have Utilized Design-Build for Transportation Projects
- Appendix 2 Transportation Agencies with Design-Build Authority
- Appendix 3 (New) Maryland SHA Price Adjustment Clause Special Provision
- Appendix Virginia DOT Contract Provision Regarding Scope Validation (New)