The Benefits of Partnering for Design-Build Projects If the owner and design-builder begin with Partnering, their project has more of a chance to be a success.
e live in a time when it has
A successful design-build project
There are many benefits to partnering
never been easier to reach
requires strong collaboration between
for owners and the design-builder.
out and communicate with
the owner and design-builder, a team
Three primary benefits include:
someone. With emails and workplace
of architects, engineers and builders.
collaboration platforms, text messages,
But each respective stakeholder has its
A SINGLE VISION FOR SUCCESS
tweets and the Cloud, we have never
own priorities, goals and vision for the
A Partnering session allows the owner
had more real-time access to each other
project, and these may not initially align
and design-build team to share their
with each other.
project aspirations and challenges to collectively craft a single team vision
Just because we have all of these
But there is a path to getting all parties
to achieve mutual success. Partnering
communication resources doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean
on the same page before work progresses
session agendas and durations should
that communication has improved. In
on a design-build project: Partnering.
be tailored appropriately to the size
many cases, communication is still what
The Design-Build Institute of America
and complexity of the project.
companies and people struggle with the
(DBIA) points out in its best practices
most. This is often the case for design-
that partnering is an important aspect
To help make the most of a Partnering
build projects where success is driven
to delivering a successful design-build
session, consider hiring a Professional
by effective communication and
project. If the owner and design-builder
Facilitator. Effective Facilitators
begin with Partnering, their project has
will bring people together and
more of a chance to be a success.
coach them on how to improve
Partnering Magazine Spring 2019