An investigation into the suitability of design and build (D&B) procurement approach on an iconic landmark complex project

Lim, Joshua Yu Meng (2016) An investigation into the suitability of design and build (D&B) procurement approach on an iconic landmark complex project. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    An iconic landmark complex project is an amazing piece of surreal sculpture and an understated insertion into the urban fabric which is also a key representation of a nation or an area. The Shard in London, Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur are some of the many examples of iconic landmark buildings which according to Jencks (2005, in the description), is driven by social and commercial forces and the demand for the instant frame. Construction of these complex iconic buildings demands an exceptional level of project management that includes the selection of procurement route at a very early stage of the project which is essential to the client and the project team as it will determine the success of the project.
    The design and build procurement approach is a fast growing procurement route which is favoured the government for publicly-funded projects. Many construction professions suggested that this procurement route should only be used when a project is simple and functional. However, as the construction delivery methods improve every now and then, more iconic landmark buildings will be built in the years to come. The main purpose of this research is to investigate and evaluate whether design and build procurement is a good fit for the construction of an iconic landmark complex project.
    This research is useful to both the client and the contractors by giving providing them with a better understanding on how design and build procurement method can be incorporated into the construction of an iconic landmark complex project in the future.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 13:51
    Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 13:51
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21761

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