The Design-Build Advantage

OWNER/AGENCY BENEFITS

  • Faster Delivery – collaborative project management means work is completed faster with fewer problems.
  • Cost Savings – an integrated team is geared toward efficiency and innovation.
  • Better Quality – design-builders meet performance needs, not minimum design requirements, often developing innovations to deliver a better project than initially imagined.
  • Singular Responsibility – one entity is held accountable for cost, schedule and performance.
  • Decreased Administrative Burden – owners can focus on the project rather than managing disparate contracts.
  • Reduced Risk – the design-build team assumes additional risk.
  • Reduced Litigation Claims – by closing warranty gaps, owners virtually eliminate litigation claims.

PRACTITIONER BENEFITS

  • Higher Profit Margin – an integrated team is fully and equally committed to controlling costs.
  • Decreased Administrative Burden – design-build streamlines communication between designers and builders.
  • Reduced Litigation – a Victor O. Schinnerer benchmarking and claims study shows that from 1995-2004, only 1.3% of claims against A/E firms were made by design-build contractors.
  • Increased Market Share – more and more owners choose design-build as their delivery approach.