Design-Build Essentials

First Edition
Author: Barbara Jackson
ISBN #: 1428353038
©2011   Publish Date: 01/19/2010
Binding: HB
Pages: 320
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $99.95


From a leading authority in the design-build movement, this practical, multi-disciplinary guide brings you all of the fundamentals that constructors, architects, and engineers must understand in order to mitigate risks, optimize results, and be successful in the design-build arena. Design-Build Essentials is truly a design-builder's resource, addressing the unique integration of both design and construction functions by featuring input from all of the various players associated with delivering a design-build project. Opening with an introduction to the industry and fundamental distinctions of design-build, the book progresses to cover managing the design-build process, the integrated design build team, and concludes with a look at the future of the industry.

Product Benefits:

  • Clear, straightforward, conversational writing style keeps readers engaged, while instilling need-to-know essentials of design-build.
  • Case studies and real project examples from the top design-builders in the US offer insight into the real-world challenges and unique solutions associated with design-build project delivery.
  • Industry Quotes from contractors, architects, engineers, and owners add credibility and currency to the book from an industry perspective.
  • Mentoring Moments from recent college graduates working in the design-build environment provide a clear and direct link between theory and real-world experience.
  • Take Away Tips provide practical advice that can be incorporated into design-build practice immediately.

Table of Contents:

1. Transformation of an Industry.
2. Planning, Designing, and Constructing Projects.
3. Fundamental Characteristics of Design-Build.
4. Buying Design-Build Services.
5. Getting Ready to Compete.
6. Developing Design-Build Estimates.
7. Managing the Design-Build Process.
8. The Design-Build Team.
9. Implications for the Future.

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