Advantages of the Design-Build Process

  • Assigns design and construction to a single party, allowing some construction work to begin before the final design is completed.

  • Gives singular responsibility – single point of contact for quality, cost and schedule.

  • Reduces administration and inspection costs.

  • Reduces or eliminates change orders and claims due to “errors and omissions.”

  • Allows maximum contractor flexibility in the selection of innovative designs, materials and construction techniques.

  • Provides expertise not available in-house (Example – Intelligent Transportation Systems).

  • Warranty provides a warranty provision that promotes quality/performance during warranty period.