Recommended CitationTymvios, N., B. G. McCullouch, and K. C. Sinha. An Initial Evaluation of Design-Build Highway Projects Performed by the Indiana Department of Transportation. Publication FHWA/IN/JTRP-2002/21. Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 2002. doi: 10.5703/1288284313142.
Design-Build has been an effective contracting method in the private and public arenas. Departments of Transportation have used this contracting method on various projects for a variety of reasons. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has used this contract delivery method on a few projects with mixed responses from those involved in the process. INDOT therefore felt that an evaluation of the Design-Build program was appropriate to determine its future use in Indiana. This report gives a historical perspective of Design-Build and how the program has been received and perceived by INDOT; describes the project’s survey and the data collected from the designer and contractor perspectives; relates the experiences of other Departments of Transportation with Design-Build; provides a somewhat limited comparison with the Design-Bid-Build approach; and makes recommendations for INDOT’s future Design-Build practices.
change orders, constructability, consultant, contractor, design-build, design-bid-build, designer, stipend, subcontractors, survey, SPR-2497
Joint Transportation Research Program
West Lafayette, IN
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