Structured Literature Review : Bridging With Design Building And Traditional Design Bid Build For Effective Decision Making

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Structured Literature Review of “Bridging” with design-build and traditional design-bid-build for effective decision-making.
Professionals in the 21st century construction industry believe that for effective completion of a construction project, selection of a suitable project delivery system is essential. Design-bid-build (DBB) is one of the conventional project delivery methods extensively used in construction for defining contractual responsibilities to various parties involved in a construction project. However, with the advent of sophisticated technology and level of specialization required, a new project delivery system was introduced in 1990 by George Heery (chairman Bookwood Group) and Charles Thomsen (former chairman 3D/International) (McNall, 1998) . Initially, this project delivery system was introduced as “Concentrated Risk Contract” now recognized as “Design-build-Bridging” or “Bridging”. Bridging is a combination of design-bid-build and design-build project delivery system. The purpose of development of this project delivery system was to overcome flaws in the traditional DBB and DB.
What is Bridging?
Bridging is a hybrid project delivery system which combines design-bid-build and design-build in a systematic manner so as to adopt the benefits of both. The essential difference in bridging is, the owner appoints a bridging designer/contractor who will be a representative of the owner in the entire design and construction process. A separate contractor is…
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