- Fast Track Construction
- Less Risk for the Owner
- Single Point of Responsibility
- Guaranteed Schedule & Budget
- Team Collaboration
- Quality Construction for Better Value
- More Bids Collected by One Entity to Narrow down the Lowest Price
As business owners become more aware of the benefits of Design/Build Construction, the delivery method continues to chisel a bigger piece of market share throughout the U.S. and is expected to reach 44% usage rate by 2021, according to FMI1. In their Design-Build Utilization: Combined Market Study June 2018, they evaluated the United States Census Bureau, stakeholder surveys, industry reports, associations, and government agency databases, and determined the usage of delivery methods within the construction industry and found that the Midwest region will experience a 5.5% growth in Progressive Design-Build projects by 2021. Also, manufacturing will take on the highest increase in adopting Design-Build project delivery.
It makes sense to partner with a contractor and architect team at the inception of your project. Additionally, the Progressive Design-Build approach has proven to help with efficiency in scheduling and budgeting when the contractor collaborates with the architect and project stakeholders during the planning and design phase. The early meeting of the minds and expertise of each role has shown to save on costs and schedule, which the Design/Builder takes on more risk to guarantee the outcomes desired.
Since there is one, single source of responsibility it condenses the effort of the building owner to coordinate their needs. The owner can be as involved as they’d like to be or can be. It’s the role of the Design/Builder to deliver a high quality building from design through completion that meets all the needs of the owner at an agreed upon price, and when they need it to be ready. No surprises!
FMI, June 2018, Design-Build Utilization: Combined Market Study June 2018, viewed 4 October 2019, https://dbia.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Design-Build-Market-Research-FMI-2018.pdf