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Design-Build Subsurface Projects, 2nd Edition

Design-Build construction has become so widely accepted that owners and their advisors must seriously consider this approach when making decisions about project delivery. With its opportunities for cost containment and substantial risk transfer, Design-Build is increasingly becoming the delivery method of choice for owners with challenging funding limitations.

But deciding to use the Design-Build system for underground projects is one thing; successfully implementing it is quite another.

Design-Build Subsurface Projects, Second Edition, can help bridge that gap. This cutting-edge book provides a straightforward, comprehensive look at how to make Design-Build work on complicated projects involving tunnels, highways, dams, and deep foundations.

The authors are a "who's who" of subsurface construction experts, many of whom are key players in the most high-profile and challenging projects in the world. Drawing upon their wealth of practical experience, they spell out a list of common sense best practices that can be used by today's project owners and designers.

Be advised: these authors don't shy away from the many thorny issues of Design-Build. Nor are they unabashed cheerleaders. They dispassionately explore both the advantages and disadvantages of this system, which must be carefully weighed and evaluated so planners can decide what is best for their projects based on all the important variables, including third-party impacts and environmental/community concerns.

You'll find extensive information about procurement, as well as risk allocation issues, which are significantly different from the Design-Bid- Build approach. Team structure, agreements, design development, subsurface exploration, geotechnical reports, construction phase issues, and insurance are also examined in great detail.

Design-Build Subsurface Projects is an indispensable resource for owners, engineers, construction managers, contractors, and others involved in the design and construction of subsurface projects. You'll gain a thorough understanding of how and why the system works and where the pitfalls can arise. The authors' years of experience will benefit even the most seasoned of practitioners.


Edited by Gary S. Brierley, David H. Corkum, David J. Hatem. Published by SME in 2010. 228 pages.


Contents:

  • Overview
  • Why Design-Build
  • Rick Allocation for Subsurface Conditions and Defective Design
  • Team Structures and Relationships
  • Procuring the Design-Build Team
  • Agreements: Owner—Design-Builder and Design-Builder—Engineer
  • Design Development
  • Subsurface Explorations
  • Geotechnical Reports
  • Construction Phase Issues
  • Insurance Coverage Issues
  • Summary of Recommendations
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