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Understanding the inefficiencies of design and build

Flawed model

The design and build model was developed to solve the problem of the traditional model of delivering workplaces where the design and project manager are  a different entity. This sometimes led to conflicts and designs being created which could not always be delivered on time or on budget. However, it is still a flawed model. The client has to spend a lot of time finding a design and build company and put 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.

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