Advantages, disadvantages and risks in the adoption of design-build contracting method in the Brazilian public sector

Ana Elisabete Cavalcanti Albuquerque, Marcos André de Mendes Primo, Felipe Augusto Pereira

Abstract


Objective – This paper aims to identify advantages, disadvantages and risks involved in the adoption of design-build contracting method in the Brazilian public sector. 

Design/methodology/approach – qualitative case study, in which were made documentary and field research in the form of semi-structured interviews. About the documentary and field data was used content analysis and triangulation of sources and collection methods. 

Findings – The theoretical basis of this research lies in the brazilian legislation for contracting works and studies conducted by various authors in which address the advantages of design-build procurement method (a single contract for design and construction) regarding the design-bid-build method used in Brazil, which hires design and construction separately.

Practical implications – The research identified advantages, disadvantages and risks associated to the adoption of the design-build method , enabling the development of coping strategies if it is deployed.

Originality/value – managers aware of these aspects could use coping strategies by adopting measures to reduce or eliminate their effects. The results can contribute not only to a possible implantation of the method in contexts even other than the public sector but also to improve the processes regarding the project and execution of works.


Keywords


project and building, design-build, projects risks, public sector.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.7819/rbgn.v17i54.1757

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