BuildSouth: Considering Construction Delivery Methods On Public Works


Originally Published In BUILDSouth, Winter 2013.

Historically, in Alabama, the project delivery methods available for owners to de-sign and construct private projects have differed from those delivery methods available to owners of public projects. Private owners are permitted to use any delivery method they choose based on their interests in time, budget, and quality. In contrast, under the current law, public owners in Alabama are required to use competitive bidding and, thus, the Design-Bid-Build (“DBB”) delivery method has traditionally been the method used to de-sign and construct public projects.

But construction trade groups such as the Alabama AGC are exploring introducing legislation that would allow use of CM at Risk on Public Works with certain restrictions.

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