What is Design-Build?

Design-build is a construction management approach where the design and construction aspects of a project are contracted with a single entity. This system minimizes risk, improves communication and compresses the project time line.

W&O Construction’s unique model for design-build management ensures your project stays on budget and on schedule.

Single Source

Instead of having several contractors and consultants, you have one convenient point-of-contact. Design revisions, project feedback, budgeting, permitting, construction issues, and billing can all be routed through W&O. This allows us to continually refine the construction program to maximize your value.


Rather than scattering responsibility, W&O’s design-build approach provides an integrated solution. This eliminates ‘finger-pointing’ and allows you to look to one entity with any questions or concerns.

Enhanced Communication

Because the design parameters of a project are often developed along with the budgetary goals, project objectives are more likely to be realized when using an integrated approach to design and construction. With W&O’s design-build management, you have greater access to the team working on project development.

Value-Based Project Feedback

In instances where marginally more expensive materials, designs, or construction methods might yield a higher return on investment, you are free to work directly with W&O to adjust methods and materials without having to re-bid the entire project.