Anexplorationof team integration in design-bid-build projects

M. Amalia Sanz, Bryan Franz, Keith Molenaar, Behzad Esmaeili, Eugenio Pellicer

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Abstract

A recent large sample study of project delivery in the United States (U.S.) concluded that more integrated teams led both directly and indirectly to more successful construction projects. Concurrent with this U.S. study, construction projects in Spain were surveyed using the same data collection questionnaire. While the sample size of participating projects in Spain was not as large as the U.S. and targeted only design-bid-build (DBB) deliveries, there were notable differences in the levels of team integration between the two data sets. Comparable DBB projects in Spain had significantly fewer team members participating in high-quality, multidisciplinary interactions than their U.S. counterparts. However, they relied on greater use of qualifications and experience in selection. DBB projects from the U.S. and Spain data sets are compared, with respect to their use, and proportion, of the team participating in: design charrettes, joint goal-setting, building information modeling (BIM) and construction phase co-location. To further explore these differences, we also examine how DBB delivery is implemented in the U.S. and Spain. While it was discovered that Spanish DBB projects did use some tools to increase team integration, the findings of this comparison suggest that the Spanish industry could improve team integration by: (1) incorporating earlier construction team involvement; (2) promoting cost transparency with open book construction contracts that transition to a lump sum near the completion of the project, and (3) encouraging the designer and contractors to use BIM throughout the project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISEC 2017 - 9th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference
Subtitle of host publicationResilient Structures and Sustainable Construction
EditorsJose M. Adam, Eugenio Pellicer, Siamak Yazdani, Amarjit Singh, Victor Yepes
PublisherISEC Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780996043748
StatePublished - 2017
Event9th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Resilient Structures and Sustainable Construction, ISEC 2017 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: Jul 24 2017Jul 29 2017

Publication series

NameISEC 2017 - 9th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Resilient Structures and Sustainable Construction

Other

Other9th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Resilient Structures and Sustainable Construction, ISEC 2017
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period7/24/177/29/17

Keywords

  • Construction
  • Owner
  • Project delivery
  • Success
  • Team
  • United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Amalia Sanz, M., Franz, B., Molenaar, K., Esmaeili, B., & Pellicer, E. (2017). Anexplorationof team integration in design-bid-build projects. In J. M. Adam, E. Pellicer, S. Yazdani, A. Singh, & V. Yepes (Eds.), ISEC 2017 - 9th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Resilient Structures and Sustainable Construction (ISEC 2017 - 9th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Resilient Structures and Sustainable Construction). ISEC Press.