By Dyanne Bean
The delivery method that reconciled the fact that contractors and designers are no longer adversaries—but now partners with common goals—is working on the next relationship stage. Today, design-build partners realize the necessity of including subcontractors as part of the design-build team at the start of a project.
To achieve this next step in the design-build delivery method, project partners must overcome two misconceptions: first, a stereotypical adversarial relationship between contractor and subcontractor; and second, the perception that this early partnership requires sacrificing the best price. Getting past these issues is critical to expanding the synergies of the design-build team and ensuring the most successful project. more