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There are many advantages to design-build, a project delivery system where all services are contracted through a single entity known as the design-builder, or DB.

In the traditional method of design-bid-build, design and construction services are split into separate entities, separate contracts, and separate work. In design-build a single entity does all the work through a single contract.

Traditional Project Delivery

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Owner has to manage separate contracts, effectively becoming “the middleman.”


Design-Build Project Delivery

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Owner manages only one contract with a single point of responsibility.


Design-build is at the core of some of Seawood’s most successful projects, such as:

  • North Broward Preparatory School
  • Central Broward Regional Park
  • Saint Andrews School
  • Oce Printing (now Canon)

According to the Design-Build Institute of America, “across the country and around the world, design-build successfully delivers both horizontal and vertical construction projects with superior results – no matter what the project type”. We believe a single contract between an owner and a design-builder fosters an alliance of collaboration and teamwork. Unified from the start, the team can complete a project in a quicker and more cost-effective manner, and with fewer change orders.