Design-build is a project delivery method where one firm holds the contract for the design-built team providing design and construction services. A traditional design-bid-build separates the contract between design and construction.
This difference of design-build from other delivery methods fosters collaboration and teamwork to accelerate the project schedule and reduce overall cost. The phrase “fast-track construction” is usually associated with design-build. Fast-track construction requires a clear, focused vision of the project between the Owner and design-build team. Essentially, the design is scheduled ahead of construction to allow for procurement of materials and equipment. Both design and construction schedules are compressed, and there is little room for error or delay. The upside is the Owner benefits from the accelerated schedule and begins operating sooner.
Gil Haugan Construction’s philosophy that facilitates design-build is teaming with designers, suppliers, and subcontractors who share similar values – honesty, integrity, responsive, and responsible.