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Design build the culture of builders

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.


Design build the culture of builders

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.


Design build the culture of builders

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


Design build the culture of builders

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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.


Design build the culture of builders

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