Definitive guide to project delivery methods

This guide provides key insights to capital owners on choosing the right delivery methods for their infrastructure and facilities projects to improve their organization’s ability to plan, build, and operate.

Capital projects are complicated. Choosing the right delivery method is one of the fundamental decisions that a capital owner will need to make when embarking on a new initiative.

This guide provides key insights on the following:

  • Overview of the different project delivery methods in construction
    • Design-Bid-Build (DBB)
    • Design-Build (D-B)
    • Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR)
    • Job Order Contracting (JOC)
  • Less conventional project delivery methods
    • Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
    • Construction Management Multi-Prime (CMMP)
    • Joint Venture (JV)
    • Public-Private Partnership (P3)
  • Cheat sheet: Evaluating project delivery methods
  • How to choose the best project delivery method

Each method can get you from the starting line to the finish. Every method structures the relationship between the parties differently and changes the focus of their roles and responsibilities. It is imperative to select a methodology that works for the type of project in question and the owners, designers, and contractors involved.


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