The design and build model was developed to solve the problem of the traditional model of delivering workplaces. However, it is still a flawed model. The client puts all their trust in one contractor to deliver the project. While this works for some businesses, it isn’t always the most efficient way.
Conflict and confusion
The fundamental issue of the design and build model is that the process isn’t well thought through. The one contractor is working in a concealed margin and the client doesn’t know what they’re buying. Being remote and not receiving full details of the process causes conflict, confusion and can lead to disappointing results, which definitely wouldn’t have been the goal initially.