Successful design-build delivery on larger infrastructure improvement projects requires constant collaboration and communication between the owner and the oversight consultant and the design-build contractor and designer. The I-35E $100 M MNPASS Design-Build Project was completed with a total of 240 days of slightly reduced traffic flow on the interstate and very little impact to the local system. This project incorporated multipleMOT ATC's, a bridge slide and intense design and review schedule to meet schedule objectives.
Lessons Learned from experienced DB teams lead to improvements in the DB delivery of major infrastructure projects.
Early post award collaboration of the owner, owners oversight consultant and the DB contractor and designer lead to successful DB projects.
Daily informal discussions in a co located environment result in a win-win for the owner and the DB contractor.
Successful DB delivery needs the collaborative environment to allow for innovation and negotiation of changes to deliver high quality, successful projects to stakeholders.