Design Build Institute of America (DBIA)

Fact Sheet

Benefits of Design-Build Objective studies comparing design-build with design-bid-build repeatedly confirm the benefits of design-build. Design-build produces 6% in costs savings and 33% faster project completion.

Advantages to owner/agencies include:
  • Faster Delivery – collaborative project management completes work faster with fewer problems
  • Cost Savings – an integrated team executes efficient and innovative solutions
  • Better Quality –a design-builder meets performance needs, rather than minimum design requirements
  • Singular Responsibility – one entity is accountable for cost, schedule, and performance
  • Decreased Administrative Burden – the focus is on the project rather than separate functions
  • Reduced Owner Risk – a design-builder assumes the risk to deliver
  • Reduced Litigation Claims – owners virtually eliminate litigation claims by closing warranty gaps.

DBIA Case Studies

kansas wastewater treatment plant design build project
Kansas Wastewater Treatment Plant

City of Wichita: $8 million in cost savings to the owner.
Pentagon Renovation

“Phoenix Project:” Reconstruction efforts saved more than $200 million and significantly reduced schedule.
kansas wastewater treatment plant design build project
Utah I-15

This $1.3 billion highway was competed in time for the 2002 Winter Olympics, 4.5 years faster than under a traditional design-bid-build approach.
Carmen Dragon Elementary School

Antioch, California: Completed with $1.5 million in cost savings and 2.5 months faster than similarly constructed schools. This was the first project completed under AB1402, California law allowing Design-Build to be used for schools.