With design/build the architect and general contractor work together as a single entity to provide both design and construction services, reducing the delivery schedule. This method relies on one point of contact, which minimizes risk for the owner. This approach allows the team to eliminate any discrepancies in the design before construction starts. This also eliminates redundancy in the proposal and bidding procedures, which is typical in the traditional design-bid-build process.
Key benefits of this method are:
- Guaranteed outcome
- Single source accountability
- Accelerated schedule
- Guaranteed maximum price