DBIA reports that design-build makes up 40% of commercial construction in US!

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As a market leader and innovator of design-build projects for more than two decades, Thayer Corporation is excited to report that, according to the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), design-build projects consistently make up nearly 40% percent of non-residential U.S. construction projects.  To read more, click here.

Thayer has conducted seminars, written numerous articles and papers and actively educated on the subject of design-build for over twenty years.  Design-build (D/B) is an integrated delivery process: we assume full responsibility for an entire project, from designing to installing, exerting a level of quality rarely found in the “plan and spec” world.  We favor the D/B process for several reasons.  Mainly, our work comes with the promise of a single point of contact and accountability; guaranteed system performance, no opposing opinions over plan execution, and no taking the cheap way out of a situation by cutting corners.  D/B projects save time and money, and lead to earlier occupancy.

One of the largest evangelists of the D/B process is the US Department of Defense (DOD).  Following the events of September 11th, 2001 the DOD was compelled to use a faster delivery model to serve and upgrade facilities around the world.  They found that, compared to conventional methods, the D/B process was faster, more cost effective, and there was better project performance.  The DOD now requires all projects to use D/B methods.

More information on our D/B projects can be found by clicking here.