“Design-Build Done Right” Best Practices Open for Industry Input
Comment Period: CLOSED
DBIA views this document to be the first of many iterations of best practices. The evolution of this document will be based on input from a broad spectrum of industry including DBIA members. We fully expect that the concepts expressed here will be refined and modified over time. The term “best practices” itself connotes an evolving process.
The practices identified in this document have two basic characteristics:
- They are written in a way that is intended to be universal in applicability, spanning any type of design-build project, whether public or private, vertical or horizontal, large or small.
- They are important enough to directly affect project performance. Stated differently, if these practices are implemented, there is an increased probability that the design-build program/project will be successful. If these practices are not implemented, the performance of the program/project may be compromised and expectations of one or all of the participants may not be met.
For ease of reference, this document has categorized these practices into three areas: (1) Procuring Design-Build Services; (2) Contracting for Design-Build Services; and (3) Executing the Delivery of Design-Build Projects.
DBIA Position Statements:
Design-Build Manual of Practice
The Design-Build Manual of Practice is an authoritative guidebook about single-source responsibility contracting, consisting of narrative instructions, procedural guidance, sample formats and best practices recommendations. The purpose of the compendium is to provide a comprehensive reference manual for owners and practitioners about all aspects of design-build practice. The publication includes basic definitions, selection procedures, project execution checkpoints, tenets of professional ethics, risk management guidelines, contract formats, licensure data and regulatory and legal information. The Manual of Practice is available for download for DBIA members - sign in with your member login to access it.
If you don't know if you have all the chapters or if you want to know what's in the Manual of Practice, we have the complete list of chapters on this site. One that is available to everyone is the BIM Checklist
DBIA Code of Professional Conduct
Overcoming Legal Impediments to Design-Build in the Public Sector
Legislative Guide for Alternative Project Delivery Methods (APDMs)
Enactment and Application of the Model Design-Build Procurement Act
Model Regulation for Design-Build Procurement Act (Best Value Process)
Best Practices in Acquisition and Procurement
Competitive Acquisition of Design-Build Services
Utilizing Negotiated Selection
Federal Design-Build Source Selection
Developing Performance-Based Requirements for Design-Build Projects
Contract Incentives and Design-Build Acquisition
Best Practices Pre-Award *
The Proposal Process: Responding to RFQs and RFPs
Design-Build Teaming Agreement Guide
Selecting Specialty Contractors
Design-Build Insurance and Bonding Guide
* Please note that many of the post-award chapters contain information that is pertinent to the project team’s work in the pre-award phase.
Best Practices Post-Award
Executing the Design-Build Project
Design Management for the Design-Build Environment
BIM and Design-Build Project Delivery
Value Engineering in Design-Build: A Value Management Approach
Sector-Specific Best Practices
Transportation Infrastructure Best Practices
Design-Build Process for Civil Infrastructure Projects
Process Industries Best Practices
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