Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2007

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Edward Jaselskis

Second Advisor

Kelly Strong

Abstract

The US Army Corps of Engineers has adopted the design-build project delivery method as a means to produce military facilities faster and cheaper. An analysis was conducted on 119 military construction projects executed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. While design-build awards may be made earlier in the delivery of military construction projects the design-build project delivery method was shown to have larger contract time growth compared to design-bid-build projects. Military design-build projects experienced a lower total cost of change orders as well as a reduced change order cost associated with field changes.;Finally, statistical analysis demonstrated that no significant difference existed in design-build performance based on the type of facility being constructed. This result indicates that the design-build project delivery method will work equally well on all types of military construction projects.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-15741

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Darren Dwayne McWhirt

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1443090

OCLC Number

163568324

ISBN

9781109818062

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

190 pages

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