Perplexing Issues in Design-Build Projects
Probate and Property, November/December 2005, Volume 19, Number 6
By Susan Linden McGreevy, A. Elizabeth Patrick, Jessica D. McKinney, and Norman M. Arnell
Susan Linden McGreevy is chair of the Construction Practice Group in the Kansas City, Missouri, office of Husch & Eppenberger LLC. A. Elizabeth Patrick is a partner and Jessica D. McKinney an associate in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Kilpatrick Stockton LLP. Norman M. Arnell is a partner in the Kansas City, Missouri, office of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP and chaired the Real Property Division Design and Construction Committee.
Before design-build’s upsurge, the most common (and perhaps still most common) system of construction was design-bid-build. Design-bid-build owners engage a designer and arrange for bidding based on plans and specifications developed by the designer. Then a contractor is chosen to perform construction services.