Chapter 4Project Delivery Methods

The implementation of the design created by the architect and design team is called project delivery (or project procurement or contracting method). Project delivery methods are evolving, and several methods, each with variations, are currently in use. The contractual relationships and exact roles of the parties vary depending upon the method, and each method has advantages and disadvantages that make it best suited to particular situations.

This chapter describes four basic forms of project delivery—design-bid-build, design-build, construction management, and integrated project delivery—with a few important variations. On public money projects the delivery method is often mandated. When the owner has a choice, ...

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