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NCJ Number: 122991 Find in a Library
Title: Design/Build Coordinates Construction Schedules
Journal: Corrections Today  Volume:52  Issue:2  Dated:(April 1990)  Pages:180,182,184,186
Author(s): K J Harms
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 4
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The design/build concept, which provides a faster design and construction time for correctional facilities, gives the owner a contract that provides all designs and construction for one stated price.
Abstract: This method provides a single source of responsibility that leads to fast project development. The design/build team should involve a cooperative relationship between an architect and a builder or a design/build firm. Usually when the design/build concept is used, phased construction is also used. Phased construction overlaps the design and construction phases, saving time. The owner usually pays the design/build team for direct costs of labor and materials, plus fees for the design professionals, construction manager, and overhead and profit. A typical lump sum contract price may be requested, or a guaranteed maximum price may be specified. The design/build team becomes an extension of the owners' staff, providing direction for the project and information required to make daily decisions. This article details three methods for selecting a design/build team: bid notification, request for proposal, and request for qualifications/request for proposal. The activities of the design/build team are also described.
Main Term(s): Prison construction
Index Term(s): Construction costs; Corrections management
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