Codell Construction Company has the knowledge, experience and resources to perform Design/Build projects of all sizes and complexities. Design-build is a method of project delivery in which the Owner(s) executes a single contract with one entity (design-builder) to provide architectural/engineering services and construction services. During the past decade, the use of and interest in design-build in the U.S. and Canada has greatly accelerated, making the growth of this delivery method one of the most significant trends in the design and construction industry.

The benefits of a well designed and managed design-build process include the following:

Singular Responsibility

With both design and construction in the hands of a single entity, there is a single point of responsibility for quality, cost, and schedule adherence.


The singularized responsibility inherent in design-build is a powerful quality motivator. Because the design-builder is solely responsible for the completed product, and cannot shift responsibility for defects to another party, they are motivated to build in quality throughout the design and construction process.

Cost Savings

Design and construction personnel, working and communicating as a team, evaluate alternative designs, materials and methods efficiently and accurately. Value engineering and constructability are utilized continuously and more effectively when the designers, contractors and vendors work as one during the entire design and construction process.

Time Savings

Because design and construction are overlapped, and because bidding periods and redesign are eliminated, total design and construction time can be significantly reduced. Design-build is ideal for the application of “fast track” construction techniques without associated risks to the Owner(s). Materials and equipment procurement and construction work can begin before construction documents are fully completed. The resulting time savings translates into lower costs and earlier occupancy of the completed facility.

Reduced Administrative Burden

The Owner(s) is not required during design and construction to coordinate and arbitrate between separate design and construction contracts or resolve budget and schedule conflicts.

Early Knowledge of Firm Costs

Guaranteed construction costs are known much earlier in advance compared to other delivery systems. The entity responsible for design is simultaneously estimating construction costs and can accurately conceptualize the completed project at an early stage.

The aggregate benefit of these advantages come at considerable risk to the design-builder but will generally translate into far greater value to the owner than traditionally available. Please contact Codell Construction Company to discuss our design-build service capabilities.