Why Design-Build? Old

Design-Build Project Delivery

The Owner manages only one contract with a single point of responsibility. The designer and contractor work together from the beginning, as a team, providing unified project recommendations to fit the Owner’s schedule and budget. Any changes are addressed by the entire team, leading to collaborative problem-solving and innovation, not excuses or blame-shifting. While single-source contracting is the fundamental difference between design-build and the old ways, equally important is the culture of collaboration inherent in design-build.

Traditional Project Delivery

The Owner must manage two separate contracts which all-too-often creates an adversarial relationship between the designer and the contractor. If something goes wrong or an unforeseen circumstance requires changes, the designer and contractor blame one another for the cost overruns or schedule changes, often leading to litigation and delays which add to the project cost.

Design-Build Project Delivery

Design build is the best performing delivery system for both schedule and cost. It continues to outperform other delivery systems in cost schedule growth measures, construction, and delivery speed. Design build saves time and money while allowing for more innovation, collaboration, and better projects.

The Impact of Change Orders