As the introduction makes clear
design/build is an increasingly popular
marketing strategy in certain markets
because it provides "a seamless, costeffective
… project from one
accountable source" — namely the
contractor. This practical manual covers
all the elements needed to succeed
in this heavily service-oriented
approach to building and remodeling.
The book is logically organized,
beginning with a detailed discussion
of the pros and cons of the
design/build concept from the point
of view of all involved — remodelers,
custom builders, architects, and owners.
From there, it works through the
design phase to the production and
completion of the job.
The main text is accompanied by
numerous sidebars, covering a host of
tips and tools. These include sample
brochures, newspaper ads, lead