FMI research traces continued growth for design-build delivery

Source: Design-Build Institute of America, Washington, D.C. When they first looked at design-build utilization in 2018, researchers at North Carolina-based management consultant FMI confirmed what many in the industry knew first-hand: the project delivery was beyond an “alternative process.” The firm’s new market analysis, forecasting 2021-2025 project activity and prepared for the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), underscores the initial…

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FMI study traces design-build trajectory in buildings, infrastructure

Sources: Design-Build Institute of America, Washington, D.C.

Design-build is the fastest growing and most popular method of delivering nonresidential and non-building projects, according to “Design-Build Utilization: Combined Market Study,” prepared by construction-wise management consultant and merger & acquisition specialist FMI and posted here.

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Design-build interests document best practices for project success

Sources: Design-Build Institute of America, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Through research, case studies and extensive industry input, DBIA has identified design-build best practices and implementing techniques that directly impact project performance. Its new “10 Design-Build Done Right Best Practices” report serves “as a single source that clearly defines design-build fundamentals to significantly enhance superior project outcomes,” says DBIA Executive Director Lisa Washington, CAE. “With design-build currently at 40 percent of all non-residential design and construction, the impetus for owners to engage ‘Design-Build Done Right’ is at an all-time high. By applying DBIA Best Practices, owners and practitioners will unlock the inherent value of design-build project delivery.”

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California reforms infrastructure delivery with sweeping design-build authorization

The Design Build Institute of America salutes the passage of SB 785, culminating a longtime effort to standardize Golden State design-build laws, and representing the eighth bill expanding design-build authority that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed over the past year.

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Design-build delivery method crosses 50 percent threshold on major projects

Sources: Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Research indicates that more than half of construction projects above $10 million are being completed through design-build, the highest level yet for the delivery method offering an alternative to traditional competitive bid-build. A new DBIA report, “Design-Build Project Delivery Market Share and Market Size,” also finds that use of design-build had remained steady since a growth spike at the end of the last decade, and remains especially high in military projects.

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