Campus Units

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2017

Journal or Book Title

Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board

Volume

2630

DOI

10.3141/2630-02

Abstract

State highways agencies policies and procedures for articulating geotechnical information and requirements on Design-Build (DB) projects is a means to manage geotechnical risks. Successful approaches and practices to managing geotechnical risk not only reduce the level of geotechnical uncertainty for both the owner and the competing design-builder, but also distribute the remaining geotechnical risk between the parties. This paper discusses the differences in regard to geotechnical risk management, aspects of the DB procurement process, and contract aspects between state departments of transportation (DOT) with experience delivering projects using DB versus those who are not as experienced. Results are presented from two independent sources of information; one was obtained through literature review of aspects related to geotechnical requirements and management of DB projects, and the other was through an online-survey of 38 DOTs. Results of the study statistically demonstrate the value of DB experience in managing geotechnical risks, and accordingly presents a set of recommended practices for agencies that are relatively new to DB project delivery, during both procurement and contract formation.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article from Transportation Research Record 2630 (2017): doi:10.3141/2630-02. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

National Academy of Sciences

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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