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Delivery Methods: A Deep Dive into Design-Bid-Build

In a previous podcast, we provided a beneficial overview of the four different paths a business owner can choose when selecting a team to design and build their new space. After recording that episode, we recognized the value of diving deeper into each of these paths or what we call delivery methods in the construction industry.

In this episode, we focus on the design-bid-build or hard bid delivery method. Discover the many pros and cons, understand the types of projects and business owners that are best suited for this delivery method, and learn if this path is a good fit for you and your next project.

Show Notes

[02:00]  The pros and cons of the hard bid delivery method

[05:00]  Owners and projects that are best suited for the hard bid delivery method

[06:20]  Real-world project examples

[09:00]  Why the window for early communication between the owner and architect and general contractor is so short in this deliver method

[12:15]  The repercussions of a short timeframe for collaboration

[14:45]  The root causes of change orders

[17:30]  Why the hard bid delivery method is the most well-known

[19:00]  Price vs value; are you getting the best long-term value?

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