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Re: Design Build / GC-CM

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I've worked on a couple of design-build projects as well as several
for design-build projects.  My main objection to such projects is that "they 
are a rip-off to the engineer".  It is difficult to accurately bid a 
construction project when the design has not yet been done.  Thus
resources have to be expended during the bid process to develop at least a 
preliminary design, so that cost estimates can be prepared.  Sometimes firms 
are provided a fixed fee for submitting a bid, but such fees rarely cover
actual cost of developing the design-build estimate.  Thus, such projects 
substantially increase the cost of getting work.