Design / Build
The AGC of America defines DESIGN-BUILD as a Project Delivery Method where the Construction and Design contracts are combined into one Contract with the Owner.
This delivery method has become very popular with many Owners over the last 20 years. The Design-Build methodology allows for greater efficiency in managing the entire Project and Project costs because the project is more structured.
Putting the Designers and the Builders under “one roof” can save time and money. The team approach allows time savings by avoiding obstacles that often delay a Project during both the design and construction phases. Constructability concerns and value engineering efforts can better be addressed during the design phase. Problem resolution during the construction phase is quicker and efficient because each team member has a vested interest in the timely and on budget completion without compromising the Project quality and Owner’s requirements.
Design-Build also allows the Owner to have more input into the Project, communications are “one to one” which allows the Owner’s concerns to be heard and addressed by the entire Project Team. The result is a Project that best suits their needs and meets their Project budget.