Design Build (DB) is similar to Construction Management except the owner employs the DB team through one contract where the contractor controls the design team. Owners in the past have contacted CAM with a concept for a project. We review the project and select and contract with a design team whose expertise match the owner’s concept.
As with the CM process, cost efficiencies are realized since the owner, contractor and designer are working together during design and development. Similar to the CM process a final price is calculated yet the DB team bears the risk of the trade contracts involved in the price.