Alternative Delivery: Flexibility. Benefits. Results.

Alternative delivery is becoming preferred delivery to accelerate schedule, reduce cost, and increase collaboration between clients, contractors, and engineers.

Project demands and industry standards are evolving, and as a result, traditional project delivery methods are changing as well. As clients and owners are faced with the necessity of doing more with less, while delivering projects in shorter timeframes, they are increasingly turning to alternative delivery, particularly design-build (D-B) to deliver both large and small projects.

From Maine to Florida, VHB is a leader in delivering D-B transportation projects, designing high-profile roadway, bridge, transit, and rail projects along the East Coast for more than 20 years. We consistently deliver high-quality, innovative, and timely design and construction services. Since the Boston “Big Dig” in the 1990s, we’ve partnered with clients to deliver complex D-B projects, including seven, first-ever D-B projects for owners.

VHB focuses on developing an integrated design and construction team that operates and communicates seamlessly. We’ve also supported clients by serving as their owner’s representative, developing RFPs, serving on selection committees, developing DOT manuals and trainings, and reviewing D-B team submittals. This broad experience provides us with a deep understanding of clients’ concerns and focus areas.

From inception to completion, VHB knows how to be effective in delivering D-B services and mitigating risk throughout the process. As design lead, an alternative delivery team partner, or as part of the owner’s representative team, we work to streamline project delivery and find the right solutions to improve mobility, increase connectivity, and enhance communities.  

Connect with Our Leaders in Alternative Delivery

Steve McElligott is a Senior Vice President at VHB and serves as the Transportation Agencies Market Leader.

Steve McElligott, PE

Senior Vice President, Transportation Agencies Market Leader

Mark Colgan, PE, DBIA

Mark Colgan, PE, DBIA

Mid-Atlantic Transportation Market Leader

Tom Velleca in a dark brown suit and brown checkered tie

Tom Velleca

Northeast Highway Design Lead

Tommy Crochet, PE, PTOE

Tommy Crochet, PE, PTOE

Southeast Transportation Services Leader

Robert Penfield, PE, DBIA

Robert Penfield, PE, DBIA

Managing Director, Highways & Structures

Tom Jackmin is a Senior Vice President at VHB, and serves as the New England Regional Manager.

Tom Jackmin, PE

Senior Vice President, New England Regional Manager

20+ years
designing high-profile roadway, bridge, transit, and rail projects using alternative delivery methods along the East Coast

7 first-ever D-B projects
successfully led and delivered for owners

8 states
VHB is serving as Owner's Representative in FL, GA, VA, NH, VT, RI, NY, and MA


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