Timespan: March 2021 - March 2022
Development Organization: Developed at California State University, Fresno, USA
Funding Agency: Fresno State Transportation Institute and California State University, Fresno
Amount: $10,000.00


Improving long-term performance in highway projects is an imperative goal for public administrations. Project delivery and procurement methods might provide an opportunity to align design and construction processes with this goal. Previous studies have explored whether project delivery methods impact the long-term performance of highway projects. However, these studies did not focus specifically on how core elements within the procurement might relate to long-term performance.

Research Objective

This research aims to fill this gap by exploring to what extent and how long-term evaluation criteria are considered in design-build best-value procurement of highway projects.

Research Methods

Content analysis was conducted on 100 projects procured between 2009 and 2019 by 19 DOTs across the U.S.


Exploring Long-Term Performance in Design-Build Best-Value Evaluation Criteria
Calahorra-Jimenez M., Poore T.. International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management ICCEPM 2022 Las Vegas, Nevada, June 20-24, 2022 [DOI]

Related Reserch Topics

  • Alternative Project Delivery and Procurement Methods in Transportation Projects

  • Research Team

    Research Assistants: Tanner Poore