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Design/Build is a project delivery system in which the design and construction portions of the project are contracted with a single entity – the Design/Build contractor. This process is used to minimize risk to the owner, reduce the delivery schedule and maintain a project’s budget, prior to and during construction. The following are some of the various phases of a Design/Build project:

  • Schematic Design Phase

    • Review of Owner’s Program and Budget

    • Conceptual site and building plans

    • Preliminary sections and elevations

    • Preliminary selection of building systems and materials

    • Evaluation of alternative systems

    • Schematic Design Budget

  • Design Development Phase

    • Plans, sections and elevations

    • Typical construction details

    • Final materials selection

    • Equipment layouts

    • Outline specifications

    • Design development budget and establish Guaranteed Maximum Price

  • Contract Documents Phase

    • Project Manual

    • Drawings

  • Construction Phase

    • Construction Services

    • Submittal Services

    • Observation Services

    • Project Representation

    • Testing and Inspection Administration

    • Quotation Requests/Change Orders

    • Contract Cost Accounting

    • Interpretations and Decisions

    • Project Closeout

  • Post Construction Phase

    • ​Project inspection at least one year after completion of the work and review with appropriate supervisory, operating and maintenance personnel, and related data for evaluation of:

      • Building performance

      • Warranty issues

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