Changing Project Delivery Strategy: An Implementation Framework

Giovanni C. Migliaccio, G. Edward Gibson, James T. O'connor

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For organizations such as departments of transportation, other public agencies, and private companies, adopting a new approach to procure services for delivery of construction projects requires significant organizational changes; modifications to both their work processes and existing organizational structures may be needed. Building on findings from a study of public owner organizations that have implemented the design-build method for delivering highway projects, the have developed a conceptual framework for helping owner organizations implement a change in their project delivery strategy. They further refined this framework by comparatively studying four transportation projects in the United States. In addition, many experts in the implementation of the design-build method for transportation projects participated in a Delphi study to validate the developed framework. In this article, the authors present findings from these studies, including application to the construction industry and to other industries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-502
Number of pages20
JournalPublic Works Management & Policy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • design-build delivery method
  • infrastructure delivery
  • infrastructure finance
  • organizational change
  • project management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration


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