Delivery Methods

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AIA Delivery Method Brief

AREFORUM Government Project

Delivery Methods:

DBB – Design Bid Build
– Owner has a separate contract with Architect (designer/agent) and Contractor (builder)
– Traditional Bidding Method
– Promotes most competitive bidding climate
– Creates adversarial relationship between Architect & Contractor

CM – Construction Management
– At Risk:
— CM has prime contract with subcontractors
— Architect acts as agent to Owner during construction
— CM can provide assistance during design

– Agency:
— Owner has prime contract with subcontractors (multi-prime)
— CM & Architect act as agents to Owner, no single point of responsibility in design or construction

DB – Design Build
– Architect and Contractor single team or Architect as consultant to Contractor
– Single point of responsibility
– No checks and balance between Architect & Contractor

Vocab:
AGENT
BID BOND
PERFORMANCE BOND
LABOR & MATERIALS BOND
SURETY
SUBROGATION

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