Revisiting Project Delivery Performance

Research purpose

The goal of this research is to empirically compare the cost, schedule and quality performance of design-bid-build, construction manager at risk and design-build delivery methods. Using the same methodology as employed by Konchar and Sanvido (1998), but with a data set of contemporary projects, the comparison will leverage a mixed-method approach, split into two main phases: (I) prediction of performance through multiple linear regression modeling and (II) assessment of model robustness and validity through case studies.

University of Colorado
Project Area
Project Delivery
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Award amount
Grant period
Feb 2018 - Sep 2018
Grant Status
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Keith Molenaar, Ph.D.; University of Colorado
Industry champions

Greg Gidez, Hensel Phelps

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Research deliverables

Interim Report
Final Research Report