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Getting the “Best Value” from Best-Value Procurements

Getting the “Best Value” from Best-Value Procurements

Winter 2011 Transportation Sector Report By Brandon J. Davis Best-value procurements have proven to be a valuable tool for awarding design-build transportation projects. In contrast to low-bid procurements, best-value gives public owners the flexibility to choose what they will evaluate in a proposal. Public owners generally understand that best-value procurements can stimulate innovation and improve project […] Read more >
Reinventing Partnering at Coyote Ridge

Reinventing Partnering at Coyote Ridge

Winter 2011 How Washington State’s Department of Corrections made partnering work on a large design-build prison construction project By Jerry Winkler, AIA, NCARB Completed in 32 months, the $190 million Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell, Wash., spans 564,000 square feet and houses 2,048 new beds. It is the largest non-Department of Transportation design-build project […] Read more >
A Site to Behold

A Site to Behold

Winter 2011 A new UCSF research building overcame extensive site constraints to become an award-winning example of innovation and collaboration. When Michael Saks first saw the building site for a new medical research facility to be constructed on a hillside on the Parnassus campus of the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), his first […] Read more >
Cross-Country Design-Build Picks Up Steam

Cross-Country Design-Build Picks Up Steam

Fall 2011 By Evan Caplicki America’s infrastructure is in need of attention. Whether projects address decaying existing infrastructure or supply access to expanding areas, there is a strong demand for transportation investment. Public entities around the country continue to turn to design-build for all manner of these projects, from small rehabilitation projects to significant extensions […] Read more >
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