Design-Build Myths vs Facts

You might have heard some comments on design-build, but do you know what the truth and what the myth was? We’re going to break down some design-build myths:


Design-build is best for larger projects. Smaller firms are left out of being able to lead projects.


Design-build can be used on projects of any size and type. Further, nearly 80 percent of U.S. states grant local governments authority to use design-build on their small, local projects. Even when a larger project begins to plan, smaller firms often come together to create a project team. This team ends up being more capable to handle the demands of a larger project.


On large design-build projects, big out-of-state companies will come into town taking work from local companies.


Design-build is better than design-bid-build at lessening this fear. Large design-bid-build projects will have both in-state and out-of-state contractors submitting low bids in order to win the contract. This forces their sub-contractors (which are often local) to lower their costs so they can meet the low-bid they offered. The primary consideration is always the price.

Design-build is the way to go. A centralized point of communication, a hand-picked team to meet your needs and expectations, and streamlined plans. If you have any reservations of choosing a design-build company over another firm or multiple firms, contact us today. We will answer any questions you may have.

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