Did you know the Selmon Extension is a Design Build Project? Meet our Partners. The Selmon Extension Project is being managed by the owner and operator of the Selmon Expressway, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA), Construction Services are provided by Kiewit Infrastructure South Co., AECOM is the Designer and Atkins is providing Construction Engineering and Inspection services in support of FDOT District 7.
The Design Build concept involves pairing a design team with a construction team to create one, synergistic entity that delivers a project from beginning to end. This differs from the more traditional “design-bid-build concept” where one firm designs a project that is then put out to bid and awarded to a construction company to build.
The Design Build method can save time and money by overlapping the design and construction phases. Other benefits include improved design efficiency through on-going constructability reviews and better management of the project schedule including doing more work in a shorter amount of time.
So the next time you’re maneuvering through a sea of orange cones on Gandy Boulevard, remember that the Selmon Extension Team is working to make your everyday commute safer and more efficient – and saving time at the same time!