Across the world, Parsons Brinckerhoff is taking part in infrastructure projects being executed under some form of project delivery other than the traditional design-bid-build model that was the standard in much of the world through the mid-20th century. In some regions, such as the United States, alternative project delivery is still an emerging market; in other regions, such as the UK and Australia, innovative methods of project delivery—including various forms of design-build, public-private partnerships and alliances—are the norm.
This issue of Bulletin presents a selection of Parsons Brinckerhoff's work in alternative project delivery, including perspectives on the subject by key managers in our UK, Australia and US operations.
Alternative Infrastructure Delivery Down Under
By Phil Williams, Director, Strategic Consulting Group, Asia/Australia-Pacific/Southern Africa
Alternative? What Alternative?
By Drew Ritchie, Director, Major Projects, UK and Peter Kydd, Director, Strategic Consulting, UK
A Tale of Two Countries: Alternative Project Delivery in the US and Canada
By Sallye Perrin, US Strategic Director of Public-Private Partnerships, and Len Rattigan, US Director of Design-Build
In Rhode Island, the vacant site of a former gravel operation was transformed into a commuter rail station and parking garage to support increased mobility for South County residents. The Wickford Junction train station in North Kingstown began operating in April 2012, offering service to commuters to Providence, Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts. View a video on Wickford Junction »
The Dallas-Fort Worth Connector, currently undergoing construction along the Texas State Highway 114/121 corridor, will double the size of the existing highway system in Grapevine, South Lake, and Irving, Texas, as well as the north entrance of the Dallas/Fort Worth airport.
A major tunnel improvement program is in the works for the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia...