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Arditi, D, Khisty, C J and Yasamis, F (1997) Incentive/Disincentive Provisions in Highway Contracts. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 123(03), 302–7.

  • Type: Journal Article
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 0733-9364
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(1997)123:3(302)
  • Abstract:
    The objective of the study reported in this paper is to compare contracts that include incentive/disincentive (I/D) provisions against contracts that do not include I/D provisions, with regard to the consequences of these measures. The study involves both completed and ongoing highway and bridge renovation/rehabilitation projects undertaken by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). After a general overview of I/D implementation, the results of a study that covered 28 I/D contracts (contracts that included I/D provisions) and 29 non-I/D contracts undertaken by IDOT during the five-year period 1989–93 are presented. The major finding of this study is that the majority of the I/D contracts are completed on time or sooner, which supports the use of I/D provisions in these contracts. However, this saving in contract duration seems to be accompanied by increased project costs most of the time.