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Design-Build/EPC

By / February 06, 2022

Two project delivery methods that have become very popular recently are Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) and Design-Build. This project delivery method has risen as a favored choice for some industrial clients and is beginning to pick up support in the manufacturing business.

 

Key Components

  • Contracts with owner as one entity
  • Prepares design and construction documents, cost estimate, and schedule
  • Designs and constructs building for one price
  • Coordinates the construction process and certifies construction
    complies with the construction documents
  • May self-perform work
  • Agrees to GMP or cost plus not exceed contract

Advantages

  • Competitive bidding
  • Fast-track options
  • Cost savings revert to owner
  • Reduce change order potential
  • Team approach to construction
  • Early cost control and budgeting
  • Value engineering and system analysis
  • Single point of contact
  • Minimal risk to the owner for design and construction

Disadvantages

  • Emphasis on price versus quality
  • No checks and balances between design and construction
  • Less owner control
  • Limited option who you can hire for this method