I've long appeciated the advantages of design/build. This approach to construction removes you from the rat race of competitive bidding. It enables you to get reimbursed for the many hours typically spent on the design phase of a project. Most important, it ensures that even as you provide clients with the best possible job for their money, you make an honest profit.

Despite the greater control you gain with design/build, though, keeping the design phase on track can be a real challenge.

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