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A snapshot of the delivery method's evolution

from Construction DIVE

Nearly half of all spending in the U.S. nonresidential market now goes to design-build delivery methods. That's the resounding anthem of the Design-Build Conference & Expo held to salute the 25-year progression and keeping of the Design-Build Institute of America. "The method was a disruptor to the standard business model then," co-founder Richard Kunnath, president of the Charles Pankow Foundation, recalled in front of an audience at the event. "Why wouldn't everybody want to use this model, I wondered then." While there was resistance from people in the industry who had been completing projects solely through traditional methods such as design-build-bid, after the dust settled in those early days, Donald Warren, another founding father, noted observers began to see the reason the method thrived is because owners saw results. more

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