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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-11-010
Date: January/February 2011

Design-Build in Transportation on Display at Annual Conference

Get started using design–build or take your experience to the next level at the 2011 Design–Build in Transportation Conference, to be held March 28–30, 2011, in Kansas City, Missouri. Cosponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Design–Build Institute of America, and other industry groups, the conference will look at lessons learned in the use of the design–build project delivery method for transportation projects.

Featured topics will include choosing the right delivery method, contracting approaches, risk allocation, and performance contracting. Scheduled sessions look at design–build projects in Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Utah, and other States. The conference also offers the opportunity to discuss design–build experiences and questions with hundreds of attendees, including representatives from the public and private sectors.

With the design–build project delivery process, a project owner executes a single contract for both architectural/engineering services and construction (see June 2010 Focus at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/focus/10jun/01.cfm). The design–builder may be a single firm, a consortium or joint venture, or other organization. Design–build can promote innovation, streamline coordination between the design and construction teams, reduce project costs, and result in time savings. Approximately 45 States currently have full or limited statutory authority to use the design–build project delivery method.

For more information on the conference, visit www.designbuildtransportation.com, or contact Jerry Yakowenko at FHWA, 202–366–1562 (email: gerald.yakowenko@fhwa.dot.gov).

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