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Design-build is an opportunity for architects to return to the once exalted status of master builders - provided they seize the initiative and agree not only to design but also to construct the project.
For years, lawyers and insurers have told architects they cannot guarantee construction prices or completion dates or take responsibility for the actual construction of what they design. In reality, by structuring projects carefully and intelligently, architects can lead design-build teams without undue risk. Understand how architects can form strategic alliances with general contractors, market their design-build capabilities and maintain greater control over their projects, all while minimizing their risks and seeking potentially greater earnings. This topic instructs architects on how to contract directly with owners as the prime member of a design-build team and subcontract the actual construction to a general contractor teammate.
- You will be able to how architects can bifurcate their design-build practice into separate design and construction companies that bring the architect's liabilities in line with traditional design practices.
- You will be able to recognize how architects can use their design-build capability to market and sell their traditional design services more effectively.
- You will be able to discuss the benefits of using an architect-led design-build business model.
- You will be able to explain how architects can structure their businesses to contract directly with owners as the prime member of a design-build team while subcontracting the actual construction work to a general contractor teammate.