Press Release: 09.21.2017

Collaboration Starting Early in Design Phase Drives Certainty Later

ENR California ranks McCarthy #1 Design-Builder in the state

When planning for a construction project, cost and schedule certainty are typically on the top of an owner’s list of priorities. Project delivery methods facilitating early and effective team collaboration can directly impact the likelihood of delivering this certainty. In fact, a successful design phase has the greatest potential to impact overall project outcomes.

The tangible benefits of early team collaboration are driving how building projects are being planned, designed, procured, constructed, and ultimately turned over to the end user. According to the Design-Build Association of America (DBIA), the use of design-build project delivery continues to grow, with an increasing percentage of owners tapping into the many benefits of this approach. For example, early team collaboration among the owner, design and engineering professionals, builder, trade partners and suppliers helps promote team interaction and drives a deep sense of ownership right from the start. In addition, DBIA reports when compared with traditional design-bid-build delivery, design-build projects are completed 33.5% faster with 5.2% less cost growth.

As an industry leader in collaborative delivery and construction planning, McCarthy was recently ranked by Engineering-News Record California as the #1 Design-Builder in the state. McCarthy has been pushing the boundaries on project delivery innovation for decades to deliver better results for clients and industry partners. Drawing from lessons learned and best practices, from both our own projects and those of the most innovative and high-performing organizations, McCarthy has developed an industry-leading approach starting early in the design phase to promote speed and innovation and advance team effectiveness.

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