In the Design-Build Project Delivery Method, the project owner works with a single point of contact, DTS Construction, who is responsible for all components of both the planning, design and construction phases. Design-Build is unlike the traditional Design-Bid-Build model of construction, and it is one of the fastest growing methods of construction in the country.
Design-Bid-Build puts the responsibility of the project in the owner’s hands, as they work with design consultants on the front-end of the project, but the project out to bid, and wait hopefully while the construction industry takes the time to respond favorably to the created design. This traditional method often creates adversarial relationships and finger pointing since design consultants and contractors are not necessarily responsible for each other’s work. The design team may blame the contractor for the budget being overrun, or the contractor may blame a poor design for all the change orders.