By Travis Rains | Daily Miner
Sam Elters of Matrix Design Group presented City Council on Tuesday the construction delivery method analysis for the Rancho Santa Fe Interchange at Rattlesnake Wash project, and his recommendation of using design-bid-build was approved by a vote of 5-2 after much discussion.
Matrix considered three delivery options for the project: design-bid-build, construction manager at risk and design-build. Design-bid-build, the recommendation to Council, entails the property owner contracting with a designer and contractor separately, with the lowest bidder being selected for the work. CMAR also hires a designer and contractor separately, the key being starting the process as early as possible so the two entities can work together and explore options.