Design–build is a project delivery system used in the construction industry to deliver projects with the DESIGN and CONSTRUCTION services contracted by a single entity known as the design–build contractor.
More and more clients are selecting to the design-build process, turning the tables on low-cost contractor selection in favor of the best value, history of engineer and contractor relations, and the team’s ability to function collaboratively. Embracing the design-build philosophy has proven to increase opportunities for innovation while providing the potential to shorten the overall project schedule .
The traditional approach for construction projects consists of the appointment of a designer on one side, and the appointment of a contractor on the other side. The design–build procurement route changes the traditional sequence of work. It answers the client's wishes for a single point of responsibility in an attempt to reduce risks , schedule and overall costs by overlapping the design phase and construction phase of a project