Design Build

Design-build is a system of contracting under which one entity performs both design and construction.

In a "traditional" contracting approach a client commissions an architect or engineer to prepare drawings and specifications and separately selects a construction contractor or construction manager either by negotiation or competitive bidding.

A design-build team is jointly involved in producing a product that meets a client's needs rather than merely acting as professional advisors.  Collaboration of designers and builders is the foundation of design-build.

Benefits of design-build project delivery include:

  • Faster Delivery — collaborative project management means work is completed faster with fewer problems.
  • Cost Savings — an integrated team is geared toward efficiency and innovation.
  • Better Quality — design-builders meet performance needs, not minimum design requirements, often developing innovations to deliver a better project than initially imagined.
  • Singular Responsibility — one entity is held accountable for cost, schedule and performance.
  • Decreased Administrative Burden — owners can focus on the project rather than managing disparate contracts.
  • Reduced Risk — the design-build team assumes additional risk.

At CECE, Inc. we work closely with the client to develop a rapport that will help deliver cost savings utilizing Computer-Aided Design, as well as computerized estimation and job cost control proceedures.  We work to ensure the needs and desires of the client are met at a cost that will be benificial to everyone involved.  We have provided design/build services for many owners, from private corporations to the Corps of Engineers.