Starting your next big public infrastructure project? Design-build may be the answer

April 18, 2023 | 3 minute read
Sarah Roper
Product Marketing Writer
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In 2021, the US Congress passed the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act to help rebuild aging infrastructure. The bill is delivering $65 billion in federal funding to help improve public roads, bridges, rail, water utilities, airports, and other infrastructure in need of upgrades.

The bill is creating ample opportunity for construction owners to fund new large-scale infrastructure projects across the US, many of which are and will be design-build projects. And there is no shortage of US government infrastructure projects to be completed.

How is America doing on infrastructure?

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, America’s 2021 “report card” score is a “C-minus“  for infrastructure. The report card is released every four years and assigns letter grades based on the physical condition and needed investments for improvement. Currently in the US:

  1. There is a water main break every two minutes.
  2. Forty-three percent of public roadways are in poor or mediocre condition.
  3. Seven and a half percent of the nation’s bridges are considered structurally deficient.

Start improving public infrastructure today with Oracle solutions

To properly execute a public infrastructure project using design-build, construction owners and delivery teams can implement Oracle Aconex to support process management and collaboration between design and delivery teams, all while ensuring they maintain government compliance. The unalterable audit trail of Oracle Aconex provides helps owners maintain that transparency required by the federal government.

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"Implement a Design-Build Project"

In our new ebook titled “Three Tips to Successfully Implement a Design-Build Project,” we discuss how Oracle Aconex can help reduce errors and maximize project profit, benefits that are crucial to any construction project including design-build projects.

The ebook explores key elements to design-build projects including:

  1. Understanding the difference between design-bid-build versus design-build projects.
  2. Common questions when starting a new design-build project.
  3. How Oracle Aconex helps owners and delivery teams successfully implement a design-build project.

The ebook also discusses the growing trend of design-build projects, which is anticipated to yield a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.6% over the 2021-25 forecast period and reach over $400 billion in 2025. According to Design Build Utilization Update, FMI, design-build is anticipated to represent up to 47% of construction spending in 2025. With all this growth opportunity and clear indicators that design-build spending is trending upward, there’s never been a better time to rethink public infrastructure with a design-build approach.  

Ready to begin your public infrastructure design-build project? Get started today with Oracle Aconex and read the ebook now.

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