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The Benefits of Design-Build

September, 2017

Recently, we have seen a rise in the number of design-build projects awarded by local agencies in California.

This is a welcome development from our perspective, because design-build is a much more flexible project delivery method for large and complex public works projects than low bid contracts.

Other benefits of design-build can include:

1) faster project completion
2) lower project cost
3) fewer change orders and claims.

Design-build also allows for the early involvement of key subcontractors in the design and preconstruction process, which can result in significant efficiencies and improvements to the final design.

Those considering design-build for a public works project should make sure to review the statutory authority closely to understand all procedural requirements, and pay careful attention to organizational conflicts of interest with consultants working on initial stages of a project.


For more information, please contact:

David Gehrig

415-995-5063 Direct Phone
415-995-3416 Fax

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