Once considered to be an alternative way to deliver construction projects, design-build has become the fastest-growing method of completing construction projects in the U.S. today. The design-build model is inherently collaborative in nature — closely mirroring DWC’s internal culture. We’ve honed our processes since 1947, which allows us to take on any commercial build or renovation with complete confidence in our ability to do the job well.

Understanding Design-Build

The design-build approach is a highly streamlined process for managing construction projects. The hallmark of design-build is single-source responsibility. One entity, the design-builder, manages a single contract with the client to provide both design and construction services.

More traditional project delivery systems feature separate contracts for design and construction, which can complicate the process and slow down completion times.

With this approach, the designer and contractor work together from the beginning, as a team, providing unified project recommendations to fit your schedule and budget. The entire teamaddresses changes together, leading to cooperative problem-solving and innovation, rather than excuses or blame-shifting. The finished project will not only meet all your needs — we will go above and beyond to deliver results that surpass your expectations.

Key Advantages of Design-Build

Design-build has several benefits that set it apart from older approaches to construction management, including the following:

  • Lower costs
  • Faster project completion
  • More innovation
  • A stronger finished product
  • A logical, cost-effective approach
  • Flexibility
  • Minimal client risk

Your Trusted Design-Build Partner

DWC is one of the most reliable and trustworthy construction management companies in the Knoxville area. We bring our 70 years of experience and our millions of completed square footage to every project, which means a tradition of excellence you can rely on. If you’re ready to learn more about working with us, drop us a line anytime. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.