Iowa Department of Transportation
Jennifer Shanejsshane@iastate.edu email >
About the research
The design-build (DB) and construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) project delivery methods were identified as “proven, yet underutilized innovations” in the first round of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative.
Prior to this designation, many state departments of transportation (DOTs) were employing the DB method and some were using CM/GC to successfully complete transportation projects as well as achieving identified benefits. These DOTs have developed skill sets among employees, methods for identifying projects that would most benefit from utilizing various project delivery methods, and lessons learned.
To gain better and more knowledge, a peer exchange was hosted in December 2021. In addition, materials were collected from DOTs across the nation. This report summarizes the peer exchange and the materials gathered.