Design-Assist: The Good, the Bad, and Food for Thought [PDF Download]

Design-Assist is an emerging collaborative model. The term is used to describe the strategy of engaging key construction subcontractors early in the design and pre-construction phase, to assist the design team and the construction team with value engineering, constructability analysis, and other pre-construction services. The goal is to gain more input, from more parties, earlier …

Design Assist

The “Design Assist” delivery method is much different than the traditional Design-Bid-Build and Design Build delivery methods.  The Design Assist method allows the owner to hire a design assist contractor for pre-construction services.  This usually takes place around the schematic design phase.  The design assist contractor does not have any liability for the design.  The …

Design Assist Delivery for Prefabricated Building Components

Prefabrication of building systems is being used on many building projects. The extent of prefabrication, including the types of systems and the number of different building systems, is expanding. Reasons include better quality of construction, reduced waste/LEED objectives, increased efficiency/reduced construction cost, worker safety, and project schedule. For the projects I have been involved with, …

Design Assist White Paper – Ohio Construction Transformation Council

This white paper discusses key aspects of design assist. In it, the authors: Provide an overview of the design assist process Talk about the benefits of design assist, which include design efficiency, pricing accuracy, speed to market, and constructability Address some of the challenges of design assist and offer potential solutions The authors include three …

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