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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.

June 2009

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.

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