Key drivers for adopting design build: A comparative study between project stakeholders

Lee, Z. P. and A. R., Rahimi and Doh, Shu Ing (2020) Key drivers for adopting design build: A comparative study between project stakeholders. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C (102945). ISSN 1474-7065. (In Press / Online First) (In Press / Online First)

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The construction industry recognizes the need for a relationship-based procurement by considering the stakeholders to promote the right project delivery method. Design-Build (D-B) is an alternative procurement method that can overcome the incompleteness of Design-Bid-Build(D-B-B) in delivering construction projects. D-B is becoming more common in the United States, China, and Japan, but numerous construction projects are still practicing D-B-B. Hence, understanding the drivers of D-B adoption among project stakeholders can determine the root cause for the acceptance or rejection of D-B. This study aims to compare the key drivers for D-Badoption among the three main stakeholders, namely client, consultant, and contractor. Toachieve that objective, this study analyzes survey data from 111 professionals with D-B project-related experiences. The results reveal sixteen D-B drivers that affect the stakeholders’ decision to adopt D-B. From the sixteen D-B drivers, the specific key D-B drivers for consultants are “interest in the design-build,” “reduce works variations,” and “better track record.” Conversely, “better project pricing” and “greater allocation of risks to contractors” are the specific key D-B drivers for clients and contractors, respectively. This study contributes to the existing literature on D-B by investigating the inter-relationships between D-B drivers of project stakeholders. The key D-B drivers can help researchers to formulate strategies to improve D-B adoption. The research findings could enhance the understanding of D-B drivers by providing a valuable reference for stakeholders to promote D-B in the construction industry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction industry; Design-build; Drivers; Project stakeholders
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Earth Resources & Sustainability Centre (ERAS)
College of Engineering
Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Dr. Doh Shu Ing
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2020 00:55
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2020 00:56
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