When a client goes forward with design-build (D-B), they do so for any number of reasons. Whatever the reason(s), the decision is based on trust and a belief in professional ethics. Successful D-B firms establish their business and business reputation based on this trust. While building projects can vary relative to the end product and/or goal, the client and the D-B firm mutually share the success of the project.
This partnership doesn’t start and stop just between the customer and the D-B firm. Working toward and sharing in the project’s accomplishments needs to be appreciated and enjoyed by all the trade contractors associated with the job. Partnering cannot be a one-way street.