Design-build is the fastest-growing method used to deliver construction projects. Design-build is where one entity, the design-builder, enters into a contract with the owner to provide both design and construction services.

The design-build method provides for increased collaboration and communication between the owner, designer and contractor, resulting in reduced overall project schedules, increased cost efficiencies and fewer change order claims — all while meeting or exceeding overall project goals. Based on dollar volume, design-build accounts for almost half of all design and construction spending in the U.S., according to FMI’s "2018 Design-Build Utilization" report.