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design and build briefing

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Design and Build: Uses and Abuses Jeremy Hacket. Lloyds of London Press. The unique features of design and build as a procurement system.

Design and Build Contract Practice Dennis F Turner. Harlow Longman Scientific and Technical 1995. Construction contracts in Great Britain.

Design and build in action David Mosey. Chandos. 1998 Current practice in d&b.

Legal and practical issues of design and build Conference Papers. IBC Legal Studies and Services. 1994.


On site: University of East London Building 30.4.99 The University of East London's new campus target project arising out of Egan's Movement for Innovation. Six months to go.

Design and build - the scope for claims Construction Law. Vol 9, issue 9, Nov 1998, pp291-4.

Design-and-build academy launched Building 3.10.97 A school of excellence aimed at improving the quality of design and build in the UK will be launched. Relates to Design Build Foundation.

Thames bridge winners dumped in favour of d&b AJ 3.7.97 The client, Westminster City Council - which claimed it owned the copyright of the winning scheme - said it would go forward as an 'adopt-and-build' project with a new team of consultants.

Manchester University drops Hodder Building 20.6.97 Jarvis picks up design- and-build contract as award-winning architect is abandoned.

Narrow objectives of design and build AJ 20.2.97 Design and build helps contractors' cashflow but ignores wider social and aesthetic concerns.

Keeping control of the design Building 14.6.96 Design and build's deficiencies run deeper than just contractors not understanding the design process.

Team transfers Building 10.5.96 The idea that under a design-and-build contract, the employer's design team should see the project through for the contractor sounds logical. But are the benefits quite what they seem?

D&B to blame for shortfall in space at Quarry House, Leeds AJ 25.4.96 Design and build has come under criticism in the National Audit Office's report on Quarry House, Leeds, built for the dhss.

Design and build AJ 12.10.95 Special report including: Quality replaces cost and control as key factor. How architects can gain control of the process. Quality produced through close partnership. Differing benefits of novation and consultant switch.

Shotgun wedding: D&B Supplement Building 8.7.94 On the appeal of D&B. Explores partnering.

Shopping parade for the nineties AJ 4.5.94 Originally conceived as a vast shopping mall with atrium, a redesign meant the change from jct80 to a design-and-build contract.

Why architects will need a safe haven AJ 4.5.94 The possible conflicts of interest arising from d&b will soon jeopardise architects' contractual role.

Pros and cons of design and build go on show at RIBA AJ 19.1.94 The riba exhibition 'Before and after design and build' reveals how design is influenced during the design-and build-process - for good or ill.

Design and build compared with traditional contracts AJ 24.11.93 Management- systems theory has found that some forms of building contract work better than others.

Design and fall Building 5.11.93 Top architects used to shun design and build but have now bowed to the pressure. Includes a report on a debate at the RIBA on the subject.

Making patients the priority (Architect: Studio Baad) AJ 29.9.93 New three-storey addition contains one of the largest accident and emergency departments in Europe; built under a design-and-build contract.

Design and build in the social-housing sector AJ 7.4.93 The refurbishment of the dilapidated 1930s Amhurst Road estate, Hackney.

Matching contracts to the method Building 19.3.93 Choosing between conventional procurement and design and build is not as easy as choosing between jct80 and jct81.

A housing 'dinosaur' it would be hard to beat for quality AJ 16.9.92 Built to a design-and-build development-and-construction package.

Special Issue: Design and build: Special Issue - 'Multiple Choice' and 'Collaborative and SBT Keppie' Building 14.8.92

Olympic bid hits first hurdle AJ 17.6.92 Manchester's chosen route of design and build for its Olympic bid has more hurdles than the alternatives.

Don't just blame design-and-build Building 12.6.92 Critics of the architectural product of design and build are missing the point - the client and aides are responsible for the poverty of design.

Private porridge AJ 8.4.92 The country's first privately-run prison; a design-and-build contract.


Construction Papers: 6 Analysis of the jct design and build contract; 27 Design-and-build approach to procurement. Occasional Paper 36: Design build - its development and present status Chartered Institute of Building, tel 01344 630700.

Code of Procedure for Selective Tendering for Design and Build National Joint Consultative Committee for Building

gc Works (1998) Single stage design and build

gc/Works/1 Contract for building and civil engineering major works: General Conditions (single stage design and build).

gc Works (1998) Single stage design and build

gc/Works/1 Contract for building and civil engineering major works: General Conditions (single stage design and build) 2919/A3

sfa Design and Build guide; Standard Form of Agreement for the Appointment of an Architect (SFA/92)

Design and Build; Contractor Client Version; Standard form of agreement for the appointment of an architect (sfa/92)

Design and Build: Employer Client Version; Standard form of agreement for the appointment of an architect (sfa/92)

From riba Publications.

Standard form of agreement for the appointment of an architect: design and build: contractor client version (December 1992)

Standard form of agreement for the appointment of an architect; design and build: employer Client version (December 1992)

From Scottish Building Contract Committee


Design Build Foundation The University of Reading, London Road, Reading, RG1 5AQ. Tel 0118 931 8190.

Centre for Performance Improvement in Construction.

Building Research Establishment, Garston, Watford, Herts, WD2 7JR. Tel 01923 664000.


The changing world of Design and Build 9 June.1999, RIBA, London; tickets tel 01795 424631 Topics: Design/Build Contracts - Forms and Formation; the Changing Application of Design and Build; the Changing Role of the Designer; Liability Problems - Where Things go Wrong.

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