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The Power of Design-Build by Sherif Hashem

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CHAPTER 1

Design–Build: The Pathway from Vision to Reality

Preface

This chapter provides an overview of the design–build project delivery approach and begins with the definition of the design–build process and a review of its origin and evolution. In contrast to the common belief, design–build is neither a new nor a revolutionary process, but indeed the natural and sensible way of delivering construction projects. For a better understanding of the process, a comparison between design–build and the traditional design–bid–build methods is presented. It is the difference between how projects are delivered in each method that makes the difference in project results and what gives design–build the competitive edge. The chapter then moves on to address ...

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