This is a project delivery system where the owner contracts with a single entity to perform both design and construction under a single design-build contract. Contractually, design-build offers the owner a single point of responsibility for design and construction services ensuring total accountability and continuity for all parties involved. Owners often choose this delivery method when an accelerated construction delivery is required.

“The design-build project team of Wharton-Smith, Tetra Tech, and Harn R/O has been professional and collaborative. Their ability to solve problems and think outside of the box has been an integral part of ensuring the project stayed on course. The team has worked together to get the project done on budget, with minimal delays, and without a single change order. Together they have collaborated and communicated with us at all times to deliver the City’s vision for quality and excellence.” –┬áRobert R.┬áRobertson, P.E., Public Services Program Manager, City of Tarpon Springs (Tarpon Springs Reverse Osmosis Facility)