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The way to accelerate project delivery is to combine the design and construction phases into a single contract. DB does just that. Whereas the traditional DBB approach takes these steps in sequence, DB allows them to overlap. There is a single phase for the procurement of a firm who is responsible for both design and construction. The contractor is involved early in the design, so the designer can tailor plans to contractor capabilities from the onset.
The Project Delivery Systems Owner's Manual offers in-depth help to owners on selecting the appropriate project delivery system for their project. This valuable publication includes chapter-length discussions on each of the major sequential delivery processes, as well as full chapters covering the new integrated delivery options.
Learn design-build basics such as definitions and background, the application of this method, the advantages and disadvantages that owners and designers need to understand, the difference between design-build in the private and public sectors, variations of this delivery method, and guidance on how to manage risk and attain rewards.
Design/Contract-Build enables the owner to gain many of the advantages of integrated delivery (such as design-build) while retaining full control over the process.
Find out key differences in design-build versus the design-build-operate delivery systems as well as the long- and short-term opportunities, obligations, responsibilities, and liabilities that exist.