Salazar, Guillermo F.
Towner, Walter Thomas
The goal of this project was to determine a preferred design process among the Design-Build (DB) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) construction project delivery methods. Developments in technology have encouraged the adoption of both collaborative delivery methods. Focusing on the design portion of the DB and IPD methods, Axiomatic Design (AD) was used to calculate the efficiency of the design process. AD states that the superior design has a lower information content and therefore the measure of efficiency was taken in terms of the information content. Comparison of calculations concludes that the IPD method is more efficient because it has less contingency built into the design. Furthermore, the results demonstrate the versatile applications of Axiomatic Design.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Civil and Environmental Engineering