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Better Roads with a Design-Build Approach

The design process is key to delivering safe, sustainable infrastructure.

Simplifying the infrastructure design process can help reduce risks and costs. Tim Martin, President of 2TM Consulting Engineers, explains the design-build approach and how it improves the success of pavement projects.

Tim Martin

President 2TM Consulting Engineers

  • More than 30 years of experience working nationally & internationally in pavement engineering
  • Served as the Manager of FHWA’s Southern Region Long-Term Pavement Performance Program
  • Focuses on providing design, evaluation, forensic services and litigation support to transportation agencies

Some of the Questions Asked

The Design-Build Process

  • What is a design-build concept?
  • How does a design-build project differ from a traditional design-bid-build project?
  • What projects are good candidates for a design-build approach?

Benefits of the Design-Build Approach

  • What are the main advantages of design-build projects?
  • How does a design-build approach help infrastructure owners meet sustainability goals?
  • What innovations come out of the design-build process?

"The design-build process simplifies designing, planning and construction activities through a single point of contact with the infrastructure owner. It helps reduce risks and close communication gaps. Typically, this translates to reduced costs."

Tim Martin, President
2TM Consulting Engineers

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