https://doi.org/10.24928/2017/0057

Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build in Construction- a Comparative Review

Titouan Plusquellec1, Nadia Lehoux2 & Yan Cimon3

1Graduate Student, CIRCERB, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada; titouan.plusquellec.1@ulaval.ca
2Associate Professor, Ph.D. CIRCERB; CIRRELT; Faculty of Science and Engineering, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada; Nadia.Lehoux@gmc.ulaval.ca
3Professor, Ph.D. CIRRELT; Faculty of Business Administration, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada; Yan.Cimon@fsa.ulaval.ca

Abstract

This paper aims at synthesizing relevant findings about the Design-Build (DB) construction delivery system from previous studies. It focuses especially on cost, schedule, quality, and various sustainability aspects associated with a construction project, as they are widely used as performance indicators in this industry. This work has been done through a literature review and a content analysis, focusing on papers comparing Design-Build to the classical Design-Bid-Build delivery system. The results of the literature review show that Design-Build outperforms Design-Bid-Build in terms of cost and schedule growth as well as in terms of delivery speed, all for a similar quality. Furthermore, it may suggest that Design-Build could help in reaching highly sustainable goals while being a key step in the implementation of lean construction. This study might allow owners to save time in their investigation about the performance of Design-Build, and even lead them to reconsider their project delivery system choice when planning for new project launches.

Keywords

Design-Build; Design-Bid-Build; Construction Delivery Systems; Comparative Review

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Plusquellec, T. , Lehoux, N. & Cimon, Y. 2017, 'Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build in Construction- a Comparative Review' In:, 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Heraklion, Greece, 9-12 Jul 2017. pp 35-43

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