Course Overview






5 Hours



Design-Build Project Delivery System

About this Course

This 5-hour online course is the first part of a two part comprehensive course that explains how the system works and why it is successful today. The Design-Build project delivery system is growing in popularity in both the private and public sectors of the construction industry. There are a number of market trends as we proceed into the 21st century that favor this project delivery system over the currently traditional system of design-bid-build. An integrated approach and renewed focus on innovation places the design-build project delivery system in a unique position to address the current challenges that the construction industry faces.

This course provides you with a review of how the Design-Build project delivery system has emerged today and compares and contrasts it with other current methods that are being utilized. The course will then take you through the specific strategies and tactics that make it successful. These steps include formation of the design-build team, responsibilities of the owner, responsibilities of the design-builder, performance specifications for design-build projects, and the complete design-build procurement process.

Who is this Course For

Anyone who wants a better understanding of the Design-Build project delivery system and how it is being used in construction today, the project initiation and formation stages of construction that will provide you with some excellent insight into design-build team formation and the design-build specifications and the procurement process.


John MacGiffert, PMP, CMC, CIEC, LEED AP
Hill International, Inc. 

John A. (Jack) MacGiffert is a Project Management Professional, Certified Mechanical Contractor, Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant and LEED-AP. He has over 38 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry and currently is a Vice President in the Construction Claims and Consulting Group for Hill International, Inc.

Mr. MacGiffert serves as a construction consultant to the insurance industry performing damage assessments, estimates and reports for claims involving property loss, business interruption, construction defects and subrogation.

Mr. MacGiffert has testified as an expert in construction dispute related matters involving quantum, cost, schedule, standard of care and productivity with resultant delay and disruption.

Mr. MacGiffert is an expert in the energy and environmental areas of construction and has extensive field experience in these area including, but not limited to power plants, industrial complexes, healthcare, educational, governmental, high-rise office, hotel, housing, military, theme park, transportation, retail and general commercial and residential projects.

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