Higher Education

Design-Build Essentials, 1st Edition

  • Barbara Jackson
  • ISBN-10: 1428353038  |  ISBN-13: 9781428353039
  • 320 Pages
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.25



From a leading authority in the design-build movement, this practical, multi-disciplinary guide brings you all of the fundamentals that constructors, architects, and engineers must understand in order to mitigate risks, optimize results, and be successful in the design-build arena. Design-Build Essentials is truly a design-builder's resource, addressing the unique integration of both design and construction functions by featuring input from all of the various players associated with delivering a design-build project. Opening with an introduction to the industry and fundamental distinctions of design-build, the book progresses to cover managing the design-build process, the integrated design build team, and concludes with a look at the future of the industry.

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Features and Benefits

  • Clear, straightforward, conversational writing style keeps readers engaged, while instilling need-to-know essentials of design-build.
  • Case studies and real project examples from the top design-builders in the US offer insight into the real-world challenges and unique solutions associated with design-build project delivery.
  • Industry Quotes from contractors, architects, engineers, and owners add credibility and currency to the book from an industry perspective.
  • Mentoring Moments from recent college graduates working in the design-build environment provide a clear and direct link between theory and real-world experience.
  • Take Away Tips provide practical advice that can be incorporated into design-build practice immediately.

Table of Contents

1. Transformation of an Industry.
2. Planning, Designing, and Constructing Projects.
3. Fundamental Characteristics of Design-Build.
4. Buying Design-Build Services.
5. Getting Ready to Compete.
6. Developing Design-Build Estimates.
7. Managing the Design-Build Process.
8. The Design-Build Team.
9. Implications for the Future.


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Instructor Supplements

eResource  (ISBN-10: 1428376496 | ISBN-13: 9781428376496)

The Instructor Resources includes a PowerPoint® presentation for each core textbook chapter, a computerized test bank, and Instructor's Manual.

Student Supplements

Construction Management: Emerging Trends & Technologies  (ISBN-10: 1428305181 | ISBN-13: 9781428305182)

With a fresh approach that addresses the unique features of construction management for the 21st century, this book provides an overview of the construction industry and the management of construction projects. Construction Management: Emerging Trends and Technologies offers solid, foundational concepts in “traditional” areas, including construction contracts, cash flow, estimating and scheduling. Setting it apart from traditional books on the subject, it breaks away from these traditional areas to explore emerging areas of interest, such as “mega-projects,” design-build construction, public private partnerships, the application of information technology to construction, configuration management, and sustainable construction. With thorough, up-to-date information and detailed explanations, this is an indispensable resource for anyone seeking a better understanding of the up-and-coming state of the construction management industry.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Barbara Jackson

Barbara J. Jackson, PhD, DBIA, is the Director of the California Center for Construction Education at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA.