Gone (for the most part) are the days of designing a project, then finding a contractor and negotiating how to keep a project under budget. Today, the buzz phrase is integrated team approach. Callaway Architecture CEO Tony Callaway says it’s been the biggest change in the way construction is done. He’s a fan of design-build and getting contractors involved early in the design process. It minimizes change orders and helps keep those tight schedules (and budgets) on target. He says the best way to keep costs down is a three-fold approach by doing your homework early on the budget, scope, and quality of a project.
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