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The rise in demand for design-build services is the latest evolution of the construction industry. The obvious benefit is an increase in efficiency during construction that inevitably leads to cost savings; however, the design build process also reduces risks for owners and places greater value on the architecture’s role.

“The need for predictability and the need for reduced risks between owners with lenders is driving growth of design-build,” Steve Tetens, project executive at Suffolk San Diego, tells GlobeSt.com. “This is just the evolution of the industry and we’ve seen the importance of the architect’s role in construction administration become more critical for them and other design consultants—and this is where those disciplines feel the most burden.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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