Current practice of design & build projects in Hong Kong

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Current practice of design & build projects in Hong Kong


Author: Fu, Kwok-kwan
Title: Current practice of design & build projects in Hong Kong
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 1999
Subject: Construction contracts -- China -- Hong Kong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Dept. of Building and Real Estate
Pages: vii, 128, [15] leaves : ill. ; 31 cm
Language: English
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Abstract: The so-called "Traditional" procurement method is no longer the only choice of the clients in Hong Kong, and many large projects are now procured in alternative ways. Design & Build (D&B) is one of the alternative methods commonly used in the local market. Due to the requirements of different projects, variants of D&B have evolved to cope with the needs of different clients. Three major variants of D&B are identified in Hong Kong: (1)Traditional D&B, (2)Enhanced D&B, (3)Novation D&B, and each of them has its own special features. In the research, the details of the variants are studied under the five work stages of D&B projects: (1) Client's Brief & Feasibility, (2) Outline Design, (3)Tendering, (4)Detail Design, and (5) Construction. The features of each of them are analyzed and compared under different study criteria. In order to obtain information about the current practice of the variants of D&B in Hong Kong, the following case studies were done: (1) Traditional D&B (a) Departmental Quarters at Lee On Road, Kwun Tong (b) Cheung Sha Wan Government Office Building (2) Enhanced D&B (a) North District Hospital (b) Tseung Kwan O Hospital (3) Novation D&B Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse The following conclusions are found in the research: (1) D&B could be equally applied in privately developed projects as well as Government projects. (2) Detailed pre-contract planning and administration works are crucial for improving the performance of D&B projects. (3) Commitment of project parties towards project success can improve the efficiency of issue resolution no matter which variant of D&B method is used.

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