Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
First Committee Member
Pramen P. Shrestha
Second Committee Member
David R. Shields
Third Committee Member
Neil D. Opfer
Fourth Committee Member
Nancy N. Menzel
Number of Pages
Researchers have conducted numerous studies comparing project performance of design-bid-build (DBB) and design-build (DB) highway projects. However, little research has been done to compare the performance of DB and construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) highway projects. Therefore, an exploratory study was conducted to compare the performance of 55 DB and 34 CM/GC highway projects from various States Departments of Transportation (DOTs) in terms of cost, change orders, and construction intensity. The results showed that contract award cost growth was significantly lower in DB projects than in CM/GC projects. In contrast to this, the total cost growth of DB projects was higher than that of CM/GC projects. In terms of change order cost factor and construction intensity, DB projects were found to be superior to CM/GC projects. However, no statistical difference was found.
Construction projects; Letting of contracts; Project delivery methods; Road construction industry; Roads – Design and construction
Civil Engineering | Construction Engineering and Management | Transportation
Shakya, Binita, "Performance Comparison of Design-Build and Construction Manager/General Contractor Highway Projects" (2013). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2028.