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Design Build Services

CB Critical Systems provides the same service offered by traditional engineering design then follows through with project and construction management. The Design Build process offers some advantages over the tradition engineering Design-Bid-Build method of project delivery.

  • Start to Finish cost can be identified before detailed design begins.
  • The Single Source of responsibility leads to fast project implementation.
  • All project Risks involving cost and performance are managed by one entity.
  • Seamless integration between design, construction, and operation.

Where the owner desires more "hands on" controls over cost and quality, CB Critical Systems can allow owner selection of equipment and subcontractors using an "open bid" approach.

Design Build can help mitigate common problems associated with traditional Design-Bid-Build construction (DBB). For traditional DBB, the equipment is selected after the documents are prepared which does not allow for precise space planning and accurate installation requirements. Rarely do the details concerning the installed equipment make it to the plans after the bid process and prior to construction, which creates a challenge for the installing contractors who are not familiar with the special equipment. The contractor(s) then bear the burden of ensuring proper operation of the various systems. Most likely, the resulting infrastructure is less than a coordinated, engineered solution.