Design-build speeds up airport project

09/25/2009 | Engineering News-Record

Officials expected a $1.3 billion modernization program at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport to take a decade to complete. However, a negotiated design-build approach accelerated the project, which is on track for completion next year. "We were concerned that the rapid escalation in materials costs would outstrip our budget if we proceeded in a linear fashion," said Dave Maas, planning and development director. "With negotiated design-build, we could get construction going faster and ensure that the various elements were scoped and built in the most cost-effective way."

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