The design-bid-build process versus the design-build process

design-bid-build process versus design-build

The design-bid-build process (DBB) is a traditional practice used in the United States, where the owner of the project has separate contracts with a designer and contractors for the construction of a project. Alternatively, the design-build process is where the design and construction services are all managed through a single contractor.


Using recycled building materials

Using recycled building materials

Using recycled building materials or materials that contain recycled content is a straightforward step to sustainability for building designers and construction professionals.


Reducing embodied carbon in building materials

Reducing embodied carbon in building materials

Reducing the operational carbon output of buildings has long been an important topic of discussion, but drilling down even further, the architecture, engineering and construction industries are now turning an eye to embodied carbon. Embodied carbon of building materials refers the amount of carbon that is emitted to produce and transport building materials before they hit the jobsite.