ACRP Report 21: A Guidebook for Selecting Airport Capital Project Delivery Methods was published in 2009. Since that time, delivery methods once considered to be alternative methods, such as construction management at risk and design-build, are now regularly used, while new hybrid methods, such as integrated project delivery and progressive design-build, have emerged. Interest in using new delivery methods has increased as the aviation community has seen them successfully employed at several major airports. The changing landscape of delivery options and the intersection of these methods with an evolving group of project owners (e.g., airports, airlines, other third parties, and public-private partnerships) have created a need for updated guidance on how airports, key stakeholders, their consultants, and their contractors can assess the suitability of various delivery methods for their capital projects.
The objective of this research is to update ACRP Report 21: A Guidebook for Selecting Airport Capital Project Delivery Methods to include guidance for project delivery methods that have emerged since its publication in 2009.