Design-Build and Public-Private Partnerships: Risk Allocation of Subsurface Conditions

by David J. Hatem, Partner; Donovan Hatem LLP, dhatem@donovanhatem.com,


Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2014, Vol. 18, Issue 4, Pg. 26-30


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Project Owners, especially in the public sector, are exploring and utilizing alternative project delivery methods, such as design-build (D-B) and public-private partnerships (P3s). Some of these projects involve significant subsurface work, raising the issue of how to allocate subsurface conditions risk.

Subject Headings: Design/build | Partnerships | Subsurface investigations | Risk management

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