It is an introductory guide for owners who face the choice of delivery methods for their projects, and for the construction and program managers whose role it is to advise owners and to manage the design and construction process utilizing the most appropriate method.
There are many delivery methods in use today, but virtually all of them are variations of the four most common methods. Closely related to project delivery methods are procurement strategies, contractual arrangements, and compensation methods. There is a brief discussion that touches on how these contract strategies align with the various delivery methods.
A. Project Delivery Methods:
1. Design-Bid-Build system:
2. Multiple-Prime Contracting:
3. Construction Management at Risk (CMAR):
4. Design-Build (DB):
5. Integrated project delivery (IPD):