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McCarthy Design-Build

An unparalleled approach to collaboration, efficiency and transparency.

As longtime advocates of the collaborative process promoted by design-build, McCarthy is known for working together with owners, design partners and trade partners to deliver the most complex projects on time and on budget. We leverage our depth of experience and build-high performing teams focused on strong relationships to truly understand your goals and deliver your next project.


Our Design-Build Leaders

Contact any of our team leaders to discuss how we can build you a high-performing team and create value on your next project.

DBIA Conference Schedule

Join McCarthy representatives during the DBIA Conference & Expo for practical tips on improving your next design-build project, from early in the design phase through turnover and beyond.


Wednesday, Oct 28, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. EST

Alex Belkofer, McCarthy, VDC Director

Advanced Modeling is key to lean project delivery for the new $1.7 billion western headquarters of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, one of the first federal design-build projects in the nation to use BIM technology and Advanced Modeling Requirements within a FedRAMP-compliant, cloud-based collaboration workspace. The joint venture design-build team of McCarthy HITT has developed strategies and processes to enable over 200 design-build team members nationwide to execute this complex project according to FedRAMP requirements.


Thursday, Oct. 29, 11 p.m. - Noon EST

Alex Belkofer, McCarthy, VDC Director
Brian Skripac, Cannon Design, Director of VDC

Beginning with the owner’s objectives in mind, virtual design & construction (VDC) planning elevates everyone’s thinking to a more integrated, strategic level while driving value throughout the project. This session offers a straightforward project delivery map for integrating BIM as the tool, level of development as the language and VDC as the process. A playbook, exercise and examples demonstrate steps toward success (and missteps to avoid) – from RFP through contract, execution, and delivery and turnover.


Thursday, Oct. 29, Noon - 1 p.m. EST

Tim Albiani, McCarthy, Project Director
Jay Yost, McCarthy, Vice President Business Development

Complex projects are fraught with challenges and unforeseeable complications that put relationships to the test. These projects risk failure without the foundation of owner engagement and trust necessary for “uncomfortably honest,” yet effective conversations among owners, design-build teams, trade partners and other team members. The extraordinary challenges of the California State University – Sacramento University Union Expansion provide the backdrop for Union WELL’s executive director to guide this frank and practical session on owner engagement.

Design-Build Project Experience

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Allegiant Stadium

The 65,000-seat, 1.8 million-square-foot home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas college football team.

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Robert A. Young Federal Building

Seismic renovation on a 20-story, 1 million-square-foot office building constructed in 1933, completed for the General Services Administration while the building remained 100 percent occupied.

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Cañada College Math & Science Building

The 50,000-square-foot modular facility houses a variety of science programs for Cañada College. The facility is expected to exceed California’s Title 24 energy-efficiency requirements by 15 percent, is targeting LEED Platinum certification, and was delivered two semesters ahead of schedule.

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Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

The 500,000-square-foot replacement hospital delivers modern, safe and effective medical care for approximately 70,000 veterans, active duty sailors, Marines and their families — and was delivered six months early and $100 million under budget.  

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Marin General Hospital Parking Structure

Construction of a net-zero 136,200-square-foot, six-level, 413-stall parking facility delivered $500,000 under budget and on schedule.  

McCarthy Design-Build Insights

Design-Build: The Owner’s Role in Successful Outcomes

by Jim Mynott, Senior Vice President Integrated Design Delivery

Six ways an owner’s involvement in design-build helps achieve their business goals and exceed design expectations.

Target Budget Design: Providing Value with Cost Certainty

by Jim Mynott, Senior Vice President Integrated Design Delivery

How using a Target Budget Approach within design-build can turn your budget into a proactive, integrated team alignment tool.

Awards and Recognition

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2020 Award of Merit

Canada College Math & Science Building
DBIA Western Pacific Region

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2020 Best Research Facility

GTRI South Cobb Campus
Design-Build Institute of America

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2018 ENR California #1 Design-Build

Top Contractor by Market Sector
Engineering News-Record California

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2016 Award of Merit

Educational Facilities
LA Valley College Monarch Center
Design-Build Institute of America

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2016 Award of Merit

LAX Central Utility Plant
Design-Build Institute of America

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2015 Alliant Build America Award

Design-Build Merit Winner
St. Jude Medical Center
AGC of America

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2014 DBIA Distinction Award

St. Jude Medical Center
Design-Build Institute of America

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2014 Design-Build Project of the Year

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
DBIA Western Pacific Region

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2014 National Award of Merit

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
DBIA Western Pacific Region