The study then looks at potential savings from implementing alternative delivery methods that employ a quality- and price-based selection process, and found that the three other states have indeed benefited from their experiments with A+B Bidding and Partnering.
About Douglas Gransberg
Douglas D. Gransberg recently accepted a position as Associate Professor of Construction Science at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to arriving in Norman, Oklahoma, he was an Associate Professor of Construction Engineering Technology and Civil Engineering at Texas Tech University for five years. He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1994 after 20 years of service both in the United States and overseas. He had various assignments in both public works and military construction. In his last assignment, he was the Europe District’s Area Engineer in Turkey, where he was responsible for nearly $200 million worth of publicly funded design and construction projects. In that assignment, he helped pioneer the Corps’ use of innovative project delivery methods such as Best Value Contracting and Design Build Contracting on projects under his supervision. Additionally, he gained firsthand experience on over $100 million worth of partnered construction and design-build projects. Currently, he delivers a seminar for the American Society of Civil Engineers on Design Build Contracting at various locations throughout the nation. He also owns an active consulting practice providing a variety of project management services to clients such as the Naval Facility Engineering Command, the Washington Area Metro Transit Authority, and the Texas Department of Transportation.