The design-build approach is designed to allow a single firm to coordinate and manage both the design and construction services for the project.
The design-build approach replaces the traditional method of awarding separate contracts for design and for construction, allowing the contractor and the architect/engineer to be allied and work together to serve the client. The client, contractor, and architect/engineer work as a unified team to design and build a project that satisfies the desires and needs of the owner.
The team approach emphasizes good communication, good planning and eliminates the tendency to “blame the other guy” if a discrepancy occurs. Team members focus on solving problems rather than placing blame.