Design-build pitfalls for owners, contractors & design pros

Source:, October 19, 2021

As projects become more and more complicated, owners often look to simplify the building process by hiring a single firm to handle both design and construction. This is perfectly legal and commonly known as the “design-build” delivery method.

A design-build project has many advantages. There is only one point of contact for the owner to manage. The contractor has significant control over the entire design, procurement and construction process, and therefore has more control over price and quality. And there is coordination between the design team (architect and engineers) and the contractor from the very beginning. Read more.

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