Design-Build Information

Design-build refers to a process that allows KDOT to deliver efficient and cost-effective projects. A design-build team is made up of designers and contractors collaborating throughout an entire project to develop innovative and efficient solutions that satisfy a project’s goals. The benefit? Construction can begin at the same time designers are finalizing designs for later phases of the project.

 

Note about design-bid-build:

KDOT will continue to use the design-bid-build method, but sees design-build as an especially effective tool to address economic development projects or natural disasters requiring a quick turnaround. KDOT acknowledges the challenges of delivering large, complex projects with limited resources and competing needs across the state.

Project Goals:

  • Successfully deliver to Kansas its first  major design-build transportation project
  • Deliver phase two of the project within the T-WORKS budget
  • Provide the highest value improvements
  • Minimize travel delays during construction
  • Complete phase two of the project by summer 2017

 

Click above to listen to Burt Morey, KDOT Project Manager, talk about the benefits of the design-build process.