The "Master Builder" Approach
is a construction project delivery system where the design
and construction aspects are contracted for with a single
entity known as the Design/Build contractor. While many believe
this approach to building is a relatively new concept, it
is actually one of the oldest forms of construction since
developing from the "Master Builder" approach.
This system, in which the design professionals
are retained directly by the Design- Build contractor, is
used to minimize the project risk for an owner and to reduce
the delivery schedule. This unique project delivery system,
in which the contractor assumes total responsibility for the
design and construction, allows the Design/Build team to work
closely together up front, to develop the project within the
guidelines established by the owner.
Design/Build is growing in popularity because
it offers significant advantages in terms of controlling time
and cost. With the architect/ engineer a part of the Design/Build
team, communications are improved, decisions are made faster
and responsibility is fixed.
Changes made during the design process can
be carried out quickly and cost-effectively with the owner
being comfortable that both design and constructability issues
Weithman Brothers has incorporated the Design
– Build delivery system to construction for decades,
on a multitude of projects, for
owners who prefer the single point of contact approach.
Ask us how
the Design/Build approach can benefit your project.
Other Design and Construction Services
Contracting: Already have construction drawings?
We can formulate a construction estimate based on your plans
and then serve as the prime contractor, directing the entire
Management: Our Construction Consultants partner
with you, working with the architect and engineers during
the design phase and overseeing the entire building process
on an ongoing basis.