Design–Build (or design/build, and abbreviated D–B or D/B accordingly) is a project delivery system used in the construction industry. It is a method to deliver a project in which the design and construction services are contracted by a single entity known as the design–builder or design–build contractor.
Design-build relies on a single point of responsibility and is used to minimize risks for the project owner because the D-B contractor will be responsible for all of the work on the project. Another major benefit of design-build (versus design-bid-build) is the timeline for the project overall as well as change orders. This is because of the design phase and construction phase of a project.
Design–build is sometimes compared to the “masterbuilder” approach, one of the oldest forms of construction procedure. In contrast, the design-bid-build approach to a construction project is a very recent concept that has only been in use for approximately 150 years.
The benefits of the Design-Build approach to a project include:
- Single Point Responsibility
- Improved Project Quality
- Cost Savings
- Time Savings
- Improved Risk Management
At Campbell Construction we excel at and specialize in design-build construction. It is our passion. We employ a complete design department which consists of an on-staff architect, civil/structural engineer, and design technicians.
Our industrial and commercial clients prefer the design-build approach to a project and choose us time and again to design and construct their factories, warehouse/distribution centers, office complexes, retail buildings, machinery foundations/pits, and many other facility types.