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By Bruce Gleig & Hannelie Stockenstrom
During the last few years the use of and interest in the design-build project delivery system in North America has greatly increased. According to an American Institute of Architects Practice Memo: "Design-Build is attracting a lot of attention, because owners, including government agencies, are finding it attractive [for] complex and unusual projects, because it… eliminates some of the major seams in getting a project built." In a recent study on design-build the American Society of Civil Engineers states that design-build has been used successfully on complex power plant and chemical process facilities and on simple straightforward office building and family housing and goes on to state: "There is no reason that design-build cannot be used on most types of construction projects… "
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