The Pre-Bid Job Walk: Is It Necessary?

Pre-bid job walks are typically held during the bid/proposal preparation period, is more important than it may seem. Usually, the invitation to bid contains instructions and information relating to a pre-bid job walk site inspection. Complying with these instructions is necessary. The purpose of the pre-bid job walk is to clarify any concerns bidders may […]

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Design-Builder: The Most Effective Project Leadership

Design-builders provide owners with a single point of contact for both the design and construction phases of a project. One entity holds single-source responsibility and contractual risk for every aspect of a build — from pre-construction to architecture, construction and post-construction. This entity manages all contracts with companies, such as subcontractors, equipment vendors and materials […]

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Design Build vs. Design Bid Build

Capital improvement projects can be completed under numerous contractual methods. Two commonly applied delivery methods in public and private projects are design-build and design-bid-build. Design-Bid-Build (DBB) The traditional DBB project delivery method typically involves three sequential project phases: the design phase, the bid phase, and the construction phase. This sequence usually leads to a sealed […]

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