Review of a design-build option

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Development of the Nonproliferation and International Security Center (NISC) project was started originally in 1996. The NISC project is to provide 163,375 square feet of laboratory and office space for 465 technical and support staff, The total estimated cost for the facility is about sixty million dollars. DOE has a number of policies and procedures related to the authorization and construction of projects. These policies and procedures generally favor the Design, Bid and Build process. The process include the following key items: (1) Authorization to develop a Conceptual Design Report (CDR); (2) Development of the CDR; (3) Validation of the ... continued below

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Development of the Nonproliferation and International Security Center (NISC) project was started originally in 1996. The NISC project is to provide 163,375 square feet of laboratory and office space for 465 technical and support staff, The total estimated cost for the facility is about sixty million dollars. DOE has a number of policies and procedures related to the authorization and construction of projects. These policies and procedures generally favor the Design, Bid and Build process. The process include the following key items: (1) Authorization to develop a Conceptual Design Report (CDR); (2) Development of the CDR; (3) Validation of the CDR; (4) Authorization and funding to design the facility; (5) Validation of the design; and (6) Authorization and funding to build the facility. This approach placed the project management team in the position of resolving conflicts between the A/E and the contractor. The project management often also has to resolve conflicts between the facility uses and the A/E and contractor. These activities often distracted from the project management`s main objectives of controlling costs, schedule, and quality assurance. The generally accepted definition of Design-Build is that it is a very condensed process ruled by a single contract between the owner and the design-build team (firm) from the beginning of the project. The main advantages to the design-build approach are single point of responsibility, accurate identification of project costs, faster delivery of facility, improved risk management, and better quality control. Each of these points will be discussed later as related to the NISC project at Los Alamos. Many of these points can be applied to other projects as well.

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  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineers (AACE) conference, Denver, CO (United States), 27-30 Jun 1999

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  • Other: DE99002728
  • Report No.: LA-UR--99-349
  • Report No.: CONF-990607--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 350853
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc679145

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Review of a design-build option, article, June 1, 1999; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc679145/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.