The fact is that the Design/Build process has gained great acceptance in residential construction over the last 20 years. This method emerged in the 1970’s as an alternative to Design/bid/build and now is used in a significant part of home projects. Even in commercial and public construction, nearly 40% of projects are being completed via the design/build process and that number is increasing.
There is of course a debate maintained by those who business is to only charge for drafting, design and supervision services vs. those whose primary goal is to build the project. It is also interesting that more and more Architects and designers are (more…)