What you Need to Know about Design Build Construction for your Next Building Project

by | Feb 4, 2020 | Building Systems, Design Build

Design-Build is the fastest growing and most popular method used to deliver construction projects in American according to dbia.org. The use of design-build has grown rapidly in the past decade and now delivers nearly half of America’s projects. New research predicts that growth will continue at 18% through 2021. It’s easy to see why when you look at the benefits design-build delivers.

The traditional method of soliciting and contracting, or design-bid-build, remains widely used, but design-build construction in the public sector has seen significant growth.

What is Design-Build Construction? Let’s compare:

Traditional Project Delivery – The Owner must manage two separate contracts which all-too-often creates an adversarial relationship between the designer and the contractor. If something goes wrong or an unforeseen circumstance requires changes, the designer and contractor blame one another for the cost overruns or schedule changes, often leading to litigation and delays which add to the project cost.

Design-Build Project Delivery – The Owner manages only one contract with a single point of responsibility. The designer and contractor work together from the beginning, as a team, providing unified project recommendations to fit the Owner’s schedule and budget. Any changes are addressed by the entire team, leading to collaborative problem-solving and innovation, not excuses or blame-shifting. While single-source contracting is the fundamental difference between design-build and the old ways, equally important is the culture of collaboration inherent in design-build.


  1. Design-Build saves time and money by encouraging innovation and collaboration

According to the Design-Build Institute of America once upon a time, design-build was considered an “alternative” way to deliver construction projects. Not anymore. These days, nearly half of all the nation’s projects are delivered using the design-build delivery method.


  1. The Future is Bright for Design-Build

Long-waited market research by FMI predicts 18% design-build growth by 2021, with fewer traditional low-bid projects and nearly half of the market utilizing design-build. See the report.


  1. Design-build is the best performing delivery system for both schedule and cost

CII/Pankow has revisited the nation’s seminal design-build performance research 20 years later. Design-build continues to out-perform other delivery systems in cost, schedule, growth measures, construction and delivery speed. Read the report.


Why choose design-build commercial construction?

Design-build saves time and money while allowing for more innovation, collaboration and better projects.

  1. Design-Build Construction Projects Are a Team Effort.
  2. Open Communication Leads to Clear Construction Planning.
  3. Get Accountability from Your Commercial Contractor.
  4. Achieve a Transparent Budget Throughout the Project.
  5. Faster Completion Times for Your Government Project.
  6. Better Quality Control Leads to High-Quality Results.


K-Con, Inc. for Your Next Commercial Building Construction Project

K-Con, Inc. is a full-service Design-Build General Contractor that specializes in turnkey construction and renovation/up-fit services, engineering, site preparation, and installation. We are a Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) certified contractor that has successfully completed over 700 projects in every U.S. state and territory.

Contact us now to learn more about our service and be sure to ask about the quick turnaround for preliminary drawings and pricing.

Email: info@kconinc.com or Call: 843-745-0434