The Power of Design-Build

Book description

Design-build is a powerful project delivery approach. But how
to actuate such power and deliver the design-build promise?
This is what this book is all about. It provides the reader with
cutting-edge knowledge, know-how, techniques, trade secrets,
and best practices to deliver design-build projects in a safe and
controlled manner. It covers the entire design-build process—
from building the design-build team and winning the designbuild
tender competition, to project management, selecting the
best design-build solution, and the sound planning of designbuild
activities. To this end, the book introduces a totally new
and innovative design-build planning methodology, namely, the
The SAFEDB-methodology consists of three key components:
develop design-build solutions, fast-tack design-build activities,
and control design-build work progress. The first component is
concerned with evaluating candidate design-build options and
selecting the most effective design-build solution. The second
component looks deep into overlapping design and construction
activities and introduces an effective overlapping strategy
enabling maximum safe schedule compression. The last methodology
component focuses on enhancing the design-build schedule
reliability by taking into account potential schedule branching
and rework loops in a structured and proactive manner. A range
of real-world practical examples of the methodology application
are provided for clarity and immediate use by the readers.
The book is meant for the design-build contractors, designers,
and owners; for the professionals and the academics, those new
to the design-build arena or the seasoned design-builders.

Product information

  • Title: The Power of Design-Build
  • Author(s): Sherif Hashem
  • Release date: September 2014
  • Publisher(s): Business Expert Press
  • ISBN: 9781606497715