Design-Bid-Build versus Design-Build: The client's choice

R. Favie, J. Sijbers, G. Abdalla, G.J. Maas

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The aim of the procurement process in construction is to acquire the construction work that meets the client’s needs. One of the steps in this process is the functional grouping. The functional grouping of a project is the way in which tasks, responsibilities, liabilities and risks are divided among the construction participants. There are several types of functional groupings for construction projects that are commonly used like Design-Bid-Build or Design-Build. For a client, the choice for a type of functional grouping that fits his needs is difficult to make. In this paper, insight is given in possibilities the client has in the decision making process for choosing a suitable functional grouping for his project. Next to that a comparison is made between the traditional Design-Bid-Build and the more integrated Design-Build. Data has been collected by interviewing construction experts. These experts were clients as well as contractors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIB World Congress 'Building a better world', Salford, May 2010
EditorsP Barret
Place of PublicationSalford
PublisherInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event18th CIB World Building Congress, May 10-13, 2010, Salford, UK - Salford, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 May 201013 May 2010


Conference18th CIB World Building Congress, May 10-13, 2010, Salford, UK
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Other"Building a Better World"


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