The challenges are enormous: The American Water Works Association reports that ensuring safe drinking water for current and future populations will cost at least $1 trillion over the next 25 years, with similar levels of expenditures necessary to meet wastewater demands. The solutions, when they come, will inevitably involve design-build. Both the time and the cost savings associated with design-build are key to meeting these crucial infrastructure needs.
The Design-Build Institute of America is the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build. Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. Owners select design-build to achieve best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals.