Partnering Magazine Spring 2019

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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


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

and information.

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 doesn’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

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