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DESIGN-BUILD The Culture of Builders. The “Design–Builder " is typically a general contractor . Some design–build firms employ professionals from both the design and construction sector.

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DESIGN-BUILD

The Culture of Builders

  • The “Design–Builder" is typically a general contractor.
  • Some design–build firms employ professionals from both the design and construction sector.
  • Where the DB is a general contractor, the designers are typically retained directly by the contractor.
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DESIGN-BUILD

The Culture of Builders

  • Builders are often trained as engineers or construction managers.
  • Oriented towards action and tangible results.
  • Factual and see things in the light of experience and probability of outcome.
  • Cost and Schedule Driven.
  • Highly Organized, orchestrates complex combinations of resources.
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DESIGN-BUILD

The Culture of Builders

  • Specialty Contractors
    • Design Build
    • Design Assist
    • Fixed Price
  • Budget Control
    • Macro>Parse>Continuous
  • Phased Design and Construction
    • Design Decisions
    • Early Materials Orders
  • Soft Skills and the Design World
    • Design Knowledge
    • Design Documentation & Control
    • Design Risks
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DESIGN-BUILD

Interaction with Owners & Designers

  • Owners want projects to meet the intended goals within established budgets & schedules.
  • Designers want projects to be aesthetically appropriate, functionally efficient, and meet the owners’ needs.
  • Builders want projects to be safe and run smoothly.
  • All three want a reasonable return on investment.
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DESIGN-BUILD

Interaction with Owners & Designers

  • Relationship between the owner and the DB requires a great deal of flexibility.
    • Requires significant investment of owner resources.
    • Joint interpretation of design needs and construction approaches.
    • Maintain quality and cost considerations jointly.
  • Builders have a design function just as critical to a project’s success as the work of the architects and engineers.
    • Real life construction
    • Scheduling
    • Procurement Experience
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