NC Approves Design-Build, Public-Private Project Delivery
One of the nationâ€™s most progressive pieces of design-build legislation has been signed into law by the Governor of North Carolina (HB 857) to grant state and local government authorization to pursue design-build and public-private partnership project delivery. In addition, passage of the law is a step forward for qualifications-based selection in the state.
Previously, local municipalities were required to seek state legislative approval prior to pursuing design-build contracts. This process significantly delayed projects across the state of North Carolina, costing communities valuable financial resources.
â€śThe passage of HB 857 is great news for the state of North Carolina and for the country,â€ť said Richard Thomas, the State/Local Legislative Affairs Director for the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). â€śExpanding authority to the local level provides communities with an expanded project delivery and financial toolbox to deliver projects. It also provides vital opportunities for small- and mid-sized companies to now compete for opportunities to work on projects to build and shape the North Carolina of tomorrow.â€ť
North Carolina joins Arizona, Colorado, Florida and Virginia as the most progressive states in the nation to advance the building and design industry.
Design-build project delivery is an integrated approach that offers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. Across the country and around the world, the design-build method successfully delivers office buildings, schools, stadiums, transportation and water infrastructure projects with superior results.