Tag Archives: Design-Build

Design-Build Done Right: DBIA Seeks Input on its Industry Wide Best Practices

The Design-Build Institute of America has released the first iteration of “Design-Build Done Right,” identifying industry wide best practices for design-build project delivery.  Tracking a project delivery timeline, the practices are grouped into three areas: (1) Procuring Design-Build Services; (2) Contracting for Design-Build Services; and (3) Executing the Delivery of Design-Build Projects.  DBIA’s goal is … Continue Reading

California High-Speed Rail Authority Executes Initial Design-Build Contract for First High-Speed Rail System in the United States

On August 16, 2013, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) executed a design-build contract with a joint venture among Tutor Perini Corporation, Zachry Construction Corporation and Parsons Transportation Group Inc. for the initial segment of the first high-speed rail system in the United States.  The initial segment is 29 miles long and is located in … Continue Reading

From Coal to Roads: VDOT Uses Coal Synergy Concept to Improve Access in Southwest Virginia

On July 31, 2013, the Virginia Department of Transportation (“VDOT”) executed a $108 million lump-sum design-build contract with Bizzack Construction, LLC (“Bizzack”) for the design and construction of the rough-grade roadbed for the U.S. Route 460 Connector “Phase II.”  The “460 Connector Phase II” project is a 6.2-mile four-lane, limited access highway located between the … Continue Reading

FHWA Proposes Fix Avoiding Need for Special Approval to Include Alternative Technical Concepts in Design-Build Procurements

On August 1, 2013, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and request for comments regarding proposed changes to FHWA’s design-build regulation that would eliminate a requirement for proposers to submit base proposals where the contracting agency allows them to submit alternative technical concepts (ATCs) in their proposals.  ATCs have … Continue Reading

TRB Releases Report Providing Overview of Performance-Based Specifications

State agencies have increasingly turned to alternative contracting methods such as design-build and public-private partnerships to deliver highway construction projects.  As a result, the use of performance-based specifications has also increased. To provide a better understanding of how these specifications function, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) recently released Legal Research Digest 61, which provides an … Continue Reading

DBIA Announces the 2013 Design-Build in Transportation Leadership Awards

The Design-Build Institute of America announced today the 2013 Design-Build in Transportation Awards, which will be presented on March 19, 2013 at the 2013 Design-Build in Transportation Conference in Orlando, Florida. The California Department of Transportation was named 2013 Transportation Owner Agency of the Year.  Caltrans has made great strides with design-build recently through its … Continue Reading

Tappan Zee Bridge Contract Awarded

As reported in our December 18 post, the New York State Thruway Authority unanimously approved award of the design-build contract for the Tappan Zee bridge replacement project to Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC.  All required approvals for contract award have now been obtained, and the Authority issued the notice to proceed on January 18, 2013.… Continue Reading

UDOT’s $1.1 Billion I-15 CORE Complete Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has announced the completion of the Utah County I-15 Corridor Expansion (I-15 CORE) project ahead of schedule and under budget. The 24-mile design-build project added two travel lanes on I-15 in each direction, rebuilt or replaced 63 bridges and 10 freeway interchanges and replaced the existing roadway from Lehi … Continue Reading

NYS Thruway Board Approves $3.1 Billion Design-Build Contract for Tappan Zee Bridge

On December 17, 2012, the Board of the New York State Thruway Authority (“NYSTA”) unanimously approved award of the design-build contract for the Tappan Zee bridge replacement project to Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (a consortium of Fluor Enterprises, Inc., American Bridge Company, Granite Construction Northeast, Inc., and Traylor Bros., Inc.).  New twin spans will replace … Continue Reading
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