Historically, the master builder was the primary source of
responsibility for both design and construction. In ancient Mesopotamia
(1800 BC), the Code of Hammurabi fixed the absolute accountability upon
the master builder. In succeeding millennia, cathedrals and cloisters,
cable-stayed bridges and corporate headquarters were conceived and constructed
using the design-build model.
Only over the last 150 years has the Design-Bid-Build approach
been used as the predominate method, separating design and construction
responsibility. But today, client frustration over this Design-Bid-Build
method has generated renewed interest in the Master Builder approach.
Greenberg Construction embraced the return to this method for
||It employs a single source of responsibility
between the client and Designer-Builder, eliminating unnecessary
and possibly adverse relationships.
||A Team Captain provided focused and objective
||Greater trade involvement in the pre-construction
phase yielded far more practical methods, generally reducing either
cost or construction duration, or both.
The project completion timeframe was generally reduced because
of the high degree of concurrency between design and construction activities.
Fast track bid packages allowed construction to commence
prior to the completion of design.
Project costs were identified early, allowing for timely
addressing of budgetary concerns.
Design-Build inherently yielded a higher quality product
because the team's resources were oriented toward successful project,
rather than relationship conflicts.
At Greenberg Construction Corporation, the Design-Build approach
simply meant consolidating architectural design and construction services
as the responsibility of a single provider. Greenberg Construction selected
a qualified team of architects, engineers and key subcontractors to
best fit clients goals. Simply put, the Design-Build process provides
the simplest and most economical method of construction.
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