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Akintoye, A (1994) Design and build: a survey of construction contractors' views. Construction Management and Economics, 12(02), 155-63.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: design and build; design and manage; procurement
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446199400000021
  • Abstract:

    Design and build (D&B) has become a popular mode of procuring construction work. A total of 52 construction firms responsible for 25% of UK construction output for 1991 were surveyed using a structured questionnaire to investigate their current views on this procurement route. The Novation D & B is widely used although not favoured by contractors. The contractors would like consultants to continue to provide them with concept design and specification and would rather support the develop and construct technique. ’Design and manage’ and ’design, manage and construct’ are not attractive to clients and resented by contractors. The usage of D & B on private sector projects is ~21% of work-load from this sector compared to 12% from public sector.