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What's the difference between Design-Bid-Build and Design-Build projects?

Design-Bid-Build, also known as plan and specification, presents the customer with a dual task. They have to manage an architect and the design process. They also have to manage a general contractor and specialty contractors. That’s time-consuming, demanding and involves multiple points of accountability. By design, the design-bid-build process has the potential for the owner to be stuck in the middle of issues and disputes if they arise.

The Design-Build approach offers K-12 schools a direct route to total delivery. There is just one contract, one line of supply and one single point of accountability. Through Design-Build, Performance Services aligns all the expertise required throughout design and construction from conceptual planning, design, construction, mechanical and controls to deliver a single, seamless outcome: a high performing building and optimized learning environment.

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Five Reasons to Use Progressive Design-Build for Corrections and Municipal Projects

Progressive Design-Build allows for collaboration of the design and construction team during the earliest stages of project design development. Learn about how Tipton County used progressive design-build to construct their new corrections center.

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10 Reasons Why the Design-Build Delivery Method Works

Steve Savoie explains the top ten reasons the design-build delivery method works so well for owners who want collaboration, communication, and time and cost savings.

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