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McCarthy Design-Build

Beginning every project with the end in mind.

The most successful projects have strong, collaborative teams focused on owner outcomes. Starting every project with your goals in mind, we assemble those high-performing teams and build trust as the foundation — bringing every stakeholder perspective to the table to deliver value for all.

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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 during the DBIA Conference & Expo to learn how true digital delivery improves outcomes for the entire design-build team.

Digital Project Delivery: The Role of VDC in an Integrated Design-Build Team

Monday, Nov. 1, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. MDT

Alex Belkofer, McCarthy Director Virtual Design & Construction
Brian Skripac, CannonDesign Vice President, Director of Virtual Design & Construction

Do you know how VDC can elevate an entire team’s thinking to a more integrated, strategic level? Join Alex and Brian as they share how a project VDC leader can help foster the development of an integrated design work plan with benefits that span the entire project life cycle and beyond.

An Integrated Approach: Mapping & VDC to Deliver Collaborative Design-Build Subsurface Construction

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. MDT

Panel featuring:

Alex Belkofer, McCarthy Director Virtual Design & Construction
Matthew Fitzgerald, McCarthy Mapping Business Development Senior Manager
Jeremy Wood, Castle Project Manager
Chris Boerger, PayneCrest Electric Senior Project Manager

Believe it or not, it’s possible to upgrade a 200-year-old college campus with zero utility strikes and design changes. In this panel discussion, four experts share how the marriage of subsurface utility mapping and VDC at the start of a project resulted in 40 percent less risk compared to traditional utility delivery methods, and how the same approach can be applied to any project to improve safety while providing cost and schedule certainty.

Collaboration, Speed, and Community Impact – DBFOM P3 Homerun

Monday, Nov. 1, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. MDT

Andrew Raufi, McCarthy Vice President Commercial Development
Brandon Dekker, Principal, Cannon Design
Steve Collins, President, CFP3
Kip Dubbs, Managing Director, OMNI West Group
Stephen Gilbert, Former Deputy Director of Real Estate, County of Riverside
Suzanne Holland, Director, Riverside County Office of Economic Development

The County of Riverside, California needed to provide libraries in three separate communities as quickly and efficiently as possible. Learn how employing a unique DBFOM P3 model backed by a 30-year facilities lease financed through tax-exempt lease revenue bonds will save over $24 million, and how all three libraries will be completed ahead of the expected completion date had the county used traditional build options.

Case Studies in Design-Build Experience

Robert A. Young Federal Building

2021 National Award – Merit | Rehabilitation | Renovation | Restoration

  • 20 Stories
  • 1 Million Square Feet
  • 100% Occupied

A seismic retrofit on one of St. Louis’ largest office buildings, McCarthy completed the project for the General Services Administration (GSA) while the building remained 100 percent occupied.

Structural seismic renovations typically include either all concrete or all steel sheer walls throughout the building. In order to complete both the seismic retrofit and other non-structural components of the project within the budget, the McCarthy design-build team developed an innovative and less invasive solution that included a combination of concrete shear walls and a seismic damper system. The solution reduced the number of shear walls required, reduced installation time and made the installations less disruptive for occupants.

The design-build team added 5,280 tons of weight to the building without using any cranes. View the full case study to find out how.

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.

The Integrated Virtual Builder

by Alex Belkofer, Director Virtual Design & Construction

How closer collaboration among stakeholders controls costs, lowers risk and creates an exceptional client experience.

Awards and Recognition

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2021 National DBIA Award

Merit: Rehabilitation | Renovation | Restoration
Robert A. Young Federal Building
Design-Build Institute of America

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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