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Public entities are turning to Design Build Operate Maintain (DBOM) Alternate I as the competitive engine for reducing costs AND raising levels of service.  The DBOM Alt. 1 strategy is one of the Six Key Delivery Methods (see home page) in the MIT Framework and has been in use across the world for over two centuries.  Search the Barchan Foundation database for "DBOM" to view recent posted projects in Quadrant I.

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Chelsea, Mass (USA).  Five separate postings in the Barchan Foundation project database illustrate how an uncomplicated repair and maintenance strategy has produced significant administrative savings for the City of Chelsea (MA, USA), while improving service levels and lowering life cycle cost for the City's water/sewer/drain and street networks, parks, and city vehicles.

Search for "Chelsea" at the Projects page on to learn more about Chelsea's procurement and project delivery strategy for: water/sewer/drain O&M, street sweeping O&M, pavement marking O&M, public vehicles O&M, and grass cutting O&M.

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Barchan entered into a research agreement with the U. Colorado at Boulder in early September 2010. The Principal Investigator from UC Boulder is Professor Keith Molenaar, Chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and K. Stanton Lewis Chair of Construction Management. Professor Molenaar, one of the world's experts on project delivery, and Desi Navarro, a master's degree candidate in Construction Management, are engaged in these efforts.

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There are at least four (4) durable reasons that responsible governments will continue to be pushed to reposition their infrastructure portfolios toward a higher proportion of Life Cycle Delivery Projects.

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The Barchan Foundation's first annual report, summarizing key characteristics of 345 projects posted in our proprietary web application, is now available to those registered on the Barchan Foundation site.

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