Design-Build is a construction project delivery system where the design and construction aspects are contracted with a single entity, usually a contractor known as the design-builder. Design-Build focuses on combining the project delivery process in order to streamline the traditional design-bid-build environment.
The compression of time is only one important aspect of the implementation of this system. Other attributes include contractor input on scheduling, budgeting and structural system selection. The design team can consult with the contractor throughout the design process.
LBYD’s civil and structural engineers have extensive experience with design-build projects. The design-build project requires careful coordination of not only drawings, but the team’s intent and an understanding of the Owner’s needs. LBYD works with the entire design-build team to establish milestone dates and the information necessary to meet those dates. Past successful experience has proven that open and managed communications is the key to successful design-build projects.