What is Design-Build?
Design-Build is a construction method where the owner hires one contractor that is responsible for taking a project from the design stage all the way through to completion. The contractor is responsible for the integrity of the design as well as the installation. By streamlining the construction process in this way the owner is able to lower costs, save time, increase quality and reduce administrative burdens. Since a single entity is responsible for both design and construction there is increased continuity throughout the entire construction process.
Traditionally, construction projects have included the following phases:
- Schematic Design
- Design Development
- Construction Documentation
- Construction Administration
The Design-Build process combines all these stages which allows the project to begin even before the final design is completed. Changes and design adjustments can easily be made as the project progresses without unnecessary paperwork, cost increases, or lost time.
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