Design, Build, Debate

US State Governments Are Turning To A New Construction Delivery Method

When the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge opened late last year in New York, USA, the US$3.9 billion state government-sponsored project was at the center of a political debate. Budget overruns and schedule delays weren't at issue -- the project had neither. Skepticism was over the team's project delivery style. It used a design-build approach, under which design and construction work is folded into one contract to speed up execution and lower costs. The method has gained popularity in U.S. state departments of transportation in recent years.
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