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Chan, A P C (2000) Evaluation of enhanced design and build system: a case study of a hospital project. Construction Management and Economics, 18(07), 863-71.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: enhanced design build; hospital projects; procurement system
- ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
- URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/014461900433140
This study involves an investigation of a hospital project which adopted an ’enhanced design and build’ form of building procurement. The paper assesses the procurement system from the perspectives of the client, client’s consultants, contractor, contractor’s consultants, and contractor’s sub-contractors. A detailed case study of North District Hospital is described to illustrate the process of this procurement system. All the interviewees generally agreed that the hospital project was successful in meeting the time, cost, quality, functional and safety requirements set by the client. As the first project adopting the ’enhanced design-build’ procurement system in Hong Kong, the benefits of applying this innovative procurement system were demonstrated.