What is Design-Build

Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. Across the country and around the world, the design-build method successfully delivers office buildings, schools, stadiums, transportation and water infrastructure projects with superior results.

The Design-Build Advantage

Key Advantages:

  • 30% Faster speed to market
  • 6% Lower overall project cost
  • 40% Non-residential construction market share

Design-build provides benefits for both owners and practitioners. Owners experience faster delivery, cost savings and better quality than other contracting methods. Dealing with a single entity decreases owners’ administrative burden and allows them to focus on the project, rather than managing separate contracts. The approach also reduces their risk and results in fewer litigation claims for all parties involved. Practitioners reap the benefits of a higher profit margin, since an integrated team is fully and equally committed to controlling costs. Like owners, the design-builder benefits from a decreased administrative burden because the communication between designers and builders is streamlined.

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Take our Anatomy of a Tension Structure AIA-approved Continuing Education course which will earn you 1.00 HW LU upon successful completion of a short quiz at the end. This presentation will inform you on the design, forms and uses, available materials, components and details, and the design/build process for tensile membrane/tension fabric structures.

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