Three common approaches - We’ll help you find the right one.

It can be difficult knowing exactly where to start on a construction project. Below we'll cover three different approaches and the distinct benefits of each: Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, and Design-Assist.



In Design-Bid-Build, the project owner works with a designer or architect and a contractor. Once the designer or architect completes the design, the owner then gets bids from contractors to perform the work. This older, more traditional approach is very common and allows for bidding from multiple contractors to secure the best price (and hopefully, quality).



Design-Build uses one entity, the Design-Build team, which works under one contract with the project owner to provide both design and construction services. The contractor and architect work together throughout the process, which can help keep the budget in check, and ensure that the design can actually be built.



Design-Assist involves the construction team with the architect or engineer during the design phase. The contractor and architect remain separate, but the contractor provides input on the budget (cost and time), improve constructability and add value to the project. Design-Assist ensures a balance between designer and contractor and can create a more transparent process for the client.

Which One is Right for You?

Scalish Construction will take the time to learn about your project goals and needs, and then helps you develop your plan, whichever approach you choose.

We have experience in all three methods and can help you decide which best suits your unique project and its challenges.

Let’s start with a conversation – contact us to get started!

    Scalish Construction

    13316 Madison Avenue
    Lakewood, OH 44107

    Phone: 216.226.5251
    Fax: 216.242.2847