The Design-Build project delivery system benefits owners by positioning a single entity responsible for managing diverse project components. The owner can look to the Design-Build firm to centrally manage all design issues, budgeting, permitting, construction management, change orders, billing, and client input. This focused management structure can help minimize project risk, reduce the delivery schedule, and optimize the methods and materials used to complete construction projects. We have managed numerous complex, award-winning design-build projects — often on fast-track schedules — for federal agencies, national laboratories, and private developers. Since Design-Build projects are dependent on the collaborative relationships of team members, we maintain strategic relationships with leading contractors and architectural design professionals throughout the Southwest.
When managing complex Design-Build projects, BHI coordinates an integrated, multi-discipline effort between the project owner, the design team, and the contractor. We provide services from the early design stage through contractor bid selection and eventual oversight of the construction process.
Our staff is experienced in directing the project’s specialists in a structured and coordinated environment. In addition to leading the overall Design-Build project team, BHI has provided civil and structural engineering services as a trusted teaming partner to other consulting firms. The success of the Design-Build team hinges on the ability of our designers to quickly provide accurate information with sufficient detail to support the preparation of the construction bid.