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The Power of Design-Build by Sherif Hashem

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CHAPTER 6

The Second SAFEDB-Methodology Component:Fast-Track Design–Build Activities

Preface

In design–build, Owners’ time-shortening expectations are usually very high and at times get close to the limit of impossible. This puts the onus on the design–builders to find ways to accelerate progress.

Deploying large teams and breaking down the job into discrete packages running in parallel are commonly used mechanisms to expedite projects. However, experience shows that such standard measures have practical boundaries beyond which they become ineffective. They lack inventiveness and cannot be considered trade secret differentiators. Standing out of the crowd, living up to the design–build unbeatable speed promise, and having a strategic market edge ...

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