Design-Build

Design-Build is another contracting method that is gaining popularity, as it can provide significant cost and time savings for owners. Whereas the traditional Design-Bid-Build process separates design and construction, Design-Build provides a single point of responsibility for an entire project. Instead of the owner contracting separately with the architect and the contractor, Design-Build typically ties the architect contractually to the contractor. The contractor then enters into a Design-Build contract with the owner. The owner now has to deal with one entity, the Design-Build team, and not each one separately.