What is Build: Definition and 472 Discussions

Design–build (or design/build, and abbreviated D–B or D/B accordingly) is a project delivery system used in the construction industry. It is a method to deliver a project in which the design and construction services are contracted by a single entity known as the design–builder or design–build contractor. It can be subdivided into architect-led design–build (ALDB, sometimes known as designer-led design–build) and contractor-led design–build.
In contrast to "design–bid–build" (or "design–tender"), design–build relies on a single point of responsibility contract and is used to minimize risks for the project owner and to reduce the delivery schedule by overlapping the design phase and construction phase of a project.
Design-build also has a single point responsibility. The design-build contractor is responsible for all work on the project, so the client can seek legal remedies for any fault from one party.The traditional approach for construction projects consists of the appointment of a designer on one side, and the appointment of a contractor on the other side. The design–build procurement route changes the traditional sequence of work. It answers the client's wishes for a single point of responsibility in an attempt to reduce risks and overall costs. It is now commonly used in many countries and forms of contracts are widely available.
Design–build is sometimes compared to the "master builder" approach, one of the oldest forms of construction procedure. Comparing design–build to the traditional method of procurement, the authors of Design-build Contracting Handbook noted that: “from a historical perspective the so-called traditional approach is actually a very recent concept, only being in use approximately 150 years. In contrast, the design–build concept—also known as the "master builder" concept—has been reported as being in use for over four millennia."Although the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) takes the position that design–build can be led by a contractor, a designer, a developer or a joint venture, as long as a design–build entity holds a single contract for both design and construction, some architects have suggested that architect-led design–build is a specific approach to design–build.
Design-build plays an important role in pedagogy, both at universities and in independently organised events such as Rural Studio or ArchiCamp.

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  1. benswitala

    Can I build an SSTO spaceplane if I win the lottery?

    Hi, As I was swimming laps at my local swimming pool today, it occurred to me that it might be a good idea to start playing the lottery. If I won the lottery, maybe I could fund an effort to make a small SSTO spaceplane. What is your opinion? Is it possible? I would try to make it as small...
  2. C

    Is it possible to build a low-voltage Thompson jumping ring apparatus?

    Hi all, I'm attempting to build a jumping ring apparatus (a core of iron with the bottom wrapped with wiring like an electromagnet, so that when a metal ring is placed on top of the coil and a current is run through the coil, the ring jumps up into the air). Looking on the internet, I'm seeing a...
  3. shivajikobardan

    How to build this using CSS Grid?

    I built these using CSS Grids very easily. Source: https://www.quackit.com/css/grid/tutorial/create_a_website_layout.cfm But the first one is different and requires different logic. I can't use grid-template-areas there for whole grid. This is my code for the last layout(I've to edit height...
  4. redirmigician

    I Can surface plasmons be used to build GeV gamma-ray lasers?

    I read a paper about coherent surface plasmon amplification by free electron pumping in an article a few days ago. It seems to work as some kind of free electron laser-like light source, and I wonder how high the energy of photons can go in this way. Also I read in another paper about...
  5. M

    Let's build a quantum radio receiver

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  6. M

    Construction How do you build a self-submersible boat?

    So I've been thinking for a long time now about making a self-submersible boat out of a plastic bottle without electronics. It should resurface by itself after a few minutes. I was thinking that it might increase its volume. By slowly dropping weights down the bottle and opening flaps on the...
  7. R

    How difficult will it be to build a 'hybrid' Jet engine?

    Hi, Here is a question - somewhat futuristic and at the moment, hypothetical. How difficult will it be to build a 'hybrid' Jet (turbofan) engine? The engine should be able to handle both Kerosene and (gaseous) Hydrogen as fuel. After burning the kerosene for a while, Hydrogen will take over as...
  8. kingofjong

    Looking for a manufacturer to build a custom compound bow for me

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  9. shivajikobardan

    MHB What logic is used to build context free grammar for L= a^m b^n; m>n

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  10. shivajikobardan

    Comp Sci How to build logic to make context free grammar?

    I already have the solution. I also have another solution for this-: S->AB A->aA/a B->ab/aBb But my issue is I am memorizing them, I am not understanding how this came up. Please explain the logic building behind this.
  11. AJSayad

    Grad School Flow Simulation PC Build

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  12. KyleGranger

    Best high performance computer build for finite element simulations

    I want to build a high performance computer optimized for FEA. If anyone has any suggestions or experience with this, please chime in. I'm looking for suggestions on processors, RAM, video card, ALL of it!
  13. M

    The Potential of Sci-Fi Weapons: Could We Build Them?

    What do we think re the most powerful sci-fi weapons are that we could realistically envision becoming reality one day. I am wondering if we will ever be able to build anything more powerful than matter / anti-matter explosions like Star Trek's Torpedo's.
  14. A

    B Electrostatic charge build up in environmental electron microscopy

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  15. crudux_cruo

    B Confusion while trying to build intuition of centripetal force

    As I understand it, when a body undergoes uniform circular motion its velocity does not change in magnitude but instead direction. This change in velocity, or acceleration, is directed inward towards the center of the circle. If a body was not experiencing a net centripetal acceleration, then...
  16. VictorMedvil

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  17. M

    Build a surface normal vector (I use Mathematica)

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  18. NTL2009

    Computer Build a portable (laptop-like) computer?

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  19. theycallmevirgo

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  20. J

    Electrical Build or Buy a Van de Graaff generator?

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  21. Y

    Help with a build error in Visual Studio

    This is a very simple program about Class with Inventory.h, Inventory.cpp and source.cpp. I reduced to very simple just displaying two message and it just won't build. It gave me error message I don't follow even after reading the error code online. I follow the example and syntax from the book...
  22. Redmagic

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  23. D

    Optical Build a ballast for an Osram Hg-Cd/10 spectral lamp

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  24. B

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    In England we have canal's that have being dug in the straightest line between 2 points to a standard deep Mister Musk has the boring company to build tunnel's why does he buy the canal's in England and cover them so he can prove his hyperloop cheaper than constant drilling?
  25. P

    How would you build a solar stove that works at night & the next morning?

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  26. U

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  27. S

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  28. L

    B Does a rubber mat on a device prevent static build up

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  29. J

    Quantum Journal on hardware used to build quantum computers?

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  30. WAAAGH

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  31. D

    I tried to build a radio receiver

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  32. D

    I tried to build a flyback converter

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  33. fRod57

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    In order to build a small mhd propulsion ship for a physics project, I'm wondering if the magnets we find in hard drives carry enough magnetic field power to function in such an experiment.
  34. D

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  35. D

    How to build a Raman detector?

    if you filter completely the relaigh scattering, could a solar panel detect a raman signal?
  36. D

    How to build a radio relay station?

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  37. E

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  38. L

    How to build my own web-based VOIP service?

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  39. L

    How to build my own Linux Distro?

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  40. skyshrimp

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  41. ramadhankd

    Help me build a mathematical model

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  42. Dapperwolf

    Could I build a plasma laser from this?

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  43. chemisthypnos

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    I am trying to build a miniature (it should fit on a desk) binary geothermal power plant for educational purposes. I obviously do not expect to drill into the ground with this power plant, but I hope to be able to demonstrate new design principles with it. I have many questions as to how to do...
  44. D

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    I have tried building a boost converter. It did not work. How do I get it to work? I used the circuit I found on...
  45. D

    How to build a flyback transformer

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  46. D

    How should i start learning how to build an electronic oscillator?

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  47. DaveC426913

    How many spikes does it take to build a wall?

    When I first started this, I thought I'd need only one spike to stitch the 6x6s together and to fix it to the ground. But OK, I need two after all. Having finished two, I realized it's still not secure! How did I end up needing three spikes to stitch one section of wall? What did I do wrong??
  48. C

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    One of the main issues to send orbiters to (light years) faraway locations is the propulsion problem. Conventional chemical fuels cannot provide enough energy by weight to produce that much thrust. Nuclear fission provides a lot of energy by weight, but usually radiation energy doe not produce...
  49. D

    I have been unable to build a transformer

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