With the Design-Build delivery method, right-of-way (ROW) acquisition, processing permits, and the entire design can all occur concurrently with construction. This differs from traditional project delivery, in which these activities occur prior to construction beginning. The Design-Build method accelerates the project delivery schedule by overlapping the design and construction phases. This method benefits the public by reducing construction times, mitigating travel impacts as much as possible, and maximizing the use of resources and the project budget.
Additionally, Design-Build is best-suited for those projects that generally require acceleration, projects that have unique opportunities to appropriately transfer risk to the Design-Build Team, and/or projects with opportunities for innovation where it has the potential to significantly decrease contract time, reduce costs and/or improve the safety and quality of the facility.