About Design Build

About Design Build

Design-Build is a system of contracting under which one entity, the design-builder forges a single contract with the Owner to provide the architectural/engineering design and construction services.

Benefits of Design-Build include:

  • Single point of responsibility
  • Reduced administrative burden for the Owner
  • Early knowledge of project costs
  • Improved risk management
  • Greater opportunity for innovation
  • Time savings
  • Cost savings
  • Fewer claims and less litigation

With BACAR Constructors as the single point of responsibility, Owners are taken out of the role as the "referee" between the designers and the builders and can focus on defining the scope of the project, outlining their needs and making timely decisions.

In the traditional design-bid-build method the Owner warrants to the contractor that the plans and specifications are complete and free from error. The Owner is forced to provide this through the use of restrictive contract language, extensive and adversarial audit and inspection procedures and occasionally the courtroom.

Because design and construction can be overlapped the total design and construction time are significantly reduced.

BACAR Constructors can testify that design build is ideal for fast-track projects where construction is started in advance of the completion of the contract documents. But equally important, we have seen first-hand the tremendous benefits from this team approach in servicing the design and construction needs of our clients regardless of their schedule requirements.