Is Design Build the Answer to NYC Capital project Woes?

Is Design Build the Answer to NYC Capital project Woes?

Design build is an attempt to streamline the Capital project design and construction process. Currently, the process usually takes a minimum of 2 years just to reach the construction phase. This is because there are 2 separate processes: Design and permit is handled separately from construction. Also 2 separate entities (Either public or private) handle each phase. This causes communication and interpretation issues, duplication of efforts, and the extra 9 months needed for an extra bid process.

Design Build combines the two phases into one Bid process, and one company is responsible for the entire project. Again, this obviously eliminates many needless delays. It is much more efficient.

One needs to look not further than the recent Kosciusko Bridge, and Tappan Zee Bridge Projects: Both Design Build and both on or under budget and finished on time!!!!!

Traveling across the Kosciuszko Bridge: Author Tdorante10

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Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.