Construction Phases

Getting Started: Contractor Selection

Picking the right team depends upon a selection process that is organized with an understanding of owner needs and goals. It should demonstrate the contractor’s ability to be an effective partner. ​

Competing for a project, as a design-build team, depends upon having adequate information about the project. Firms should be able to evaluate the risks inherent in pursuing the work in relationship to their ability to prepare a credible submittal and potential to win the job.​

The general contractor and architect work under a single contract to provide design and construction services. The two work closely together as team from the start of the project through completion. It is this close working relationship that fosters innovation and creativity and allows the PDB team to adjust design as needed to stay on budget throughout the life of the project.​

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