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Boyd, D and Bentley, D (2012) A critique of conceptions of design and management in construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 30(06), 441-54.

Bröchner, J, Josephson, P-E and Kadefors, A (2002) Swedish construction culture, quality management and collaborative practice. Building Research & Information, 30(06), 392–400.

Erman, E (2002) Timber joint design: the geometric breakdown method. Building Research & Information, 30(06), 446–69.

Jennings, W (2012) Why costs overrun: risk, optimism and uncertainty in budgeting for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Construction Management and Economics, 30(06), 455-62.

Lehtiranta, L, Kärnä, S, Junnonen, J-M and Julin, P (2012) The role of multi-firm satisfaction in construction project success. Construction Management and Economics, 30(06), 463-75.

Ofori, G (2002) Singapore's construction: moving toward a knowledge-based industry. Building Research & Information, 30(06), 401–12.

Pietroforte, R and Miller, J B (2002) Procurement methods for US infrastructure: historical perspectives and recent trends. Building Research & Information, 30(06), 425–35.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: building stock; business systems; construction business systems; Design-Build; Design-Build-Finance-Operate; Design-Build-Operate; infrastructure; life-cycle costs; maintenance; portfolio management; project delivery methods; public investment; public pol
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=81w6yd5g9g82vta9
  • Abstract:
    This paper is concerned with emerging trends within the delivery systems and financing methods of public and private infrastructure projects in the US, and with the ongoing debate on public/private partnerships. Project delivery methods and more generally the procurement policies that currently drive the management of the US infrastructure system are explored. The historical evolution of government procurement policies of facilities indicates a wide variety of strategies including a dual-track procurement strategy that used a combination of different delivery methods and, in many instances, private financing. The methods ranged from the combined procurement of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a facility, such as Design-Build-Operate (DBO) and Design-Build-Finance-Operate (known outside the US as 'BOT'), to the separate procurement of these services, such as Design-Bid-Building (DBB) and Design-Build (DB). In the last 50 years, there has been a shift toward the exclusive reliance on separate procurement such as DBB and the use of public funding. This approach is not sustainable financially, considering the widening gap between the availability of public funds and the increasing needs of the existing infrastructure system. Some drivers that foster a possible future shift in public procurement procedures are highlighted as well as the development of a more efficient infrastructure management practice.

Reeves, K (2002) Construction business systems in Japan: general contractors and subcontractors. Building Research & Information, 30(06), 413–24.

Rwelamila, P D (2002) Creating an effective construction industry strategy in South Africa. Building Research & Information, 30(06), 435–45.

Shi, Q, Zuo, J and Zillante, G (2012) Exploring the management of sustainable construction at the programme level: a Chinese case study. Construction Management and Economics, 30(06), 425-40.

Yuan, X X (2012) Bayesian method for the correlated competitive bidding model. Construction Management and Economics, 30(06), 477-91.