Watchdog Discusses Project Delivery Methods

Steve Takoushian, Senior Project Manager at Watchdog Real Estate Project Management, discusses the two types of project delivery methods.

Design-build Approach

– Contractor holds the contract for the design team and directs process.

– Faster pre-construction period.

– The design team puts together a set of documents, and then contractors place competitive bids on the project.

Design-bid-build Approach

– The owner holds the contract and controls the design process.

– More sequential design, price, build process.

– Contractors bid a design contract and performance criteria which will be developed into a set of construction documents. This approach can facilitate the design and pricing period resulting in a shorter pre-construction phase and a quicker construction start.

Katie Craven
Katie Craven is Marketing, Communication and Brand Manager at Watchdog Real Estate Project Managers, a real-estate consulting firm that provides owner’s representation and project management services. More about Watchdog Real Estate Project Managers as well as additional blog posts can be found here.
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