Because of its inherent flexibility, design and build lends itself well to refurbishment project types. By combining design and construction experience onto one team, the operator realises the benefits of “one stop shopping” at its best.


  1. Single source of accountability – The design/build approach provides a single source for your entire project,fosters teamwork and the relationship built during the design phase helps to ensure that the stage is set for a successful refurbishment.

  2. Budget management – Discussing budget during the design phase (not waiting until the bids come in) helps to keep the projects within a realistic budget. 

  3. Enhanced communication – Specific design and construction details are being developed throughout the entire process and working with a design professional and a construction expert at the same time ensures that potential problems are discovered and eliminated before the project starts.

  4. Faster project completion – Design build projects can be completed in a shorter amount of time because: Bid time is reduced, scheduling for the project can begin before design is fully complete.

  5. Quality Control – The design build method helps to remove ambiguity that may arise in material and construction specifications. Since the designer, engineer and builder are from the same firm, the focus remains on protecting the clients interest.