Accession Number : ADA298272

Title :   Issues Surrounding the Design/Build Delivery System for Construction Contracts.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s) : Lynch, Peter S.

PDF Url : ADA298272

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : This thesis evaluated the design/build delivery system by discussing issues which surround the contracting process and presenting viewpoints of various construction professionals. The information was compiled through an extensive literature search and through field inquiries with construction professionals currently engaged in design/build contracting ventures. The issues are presented chronologically in Chapters 2 and 3, and from the Federal Owner's perspective in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 briefly evaluates very complicated issues which surround the delivery system which involve financial concerns, insurance issues, legal concerns, subcontractor relationships and professional registration. The primary purpose for this research was to consolidate the relevant issues surrounding the design/build delivery system into a single, organized document which may be used by construction professionals and/or owners who may be considering design/build contracting methods. The research may also be helpful as a foundation for more detailed research into specific elements of the contracting process.

Descriptors :   *DELIVERY, *CONTRACTS, *CONSTRUCTION, LITERATURE SURVEYS, THESES, INSURANCE.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE