Once upon a time, owners hired an architect to draw up plans for a building and put the design out to bid, but that method is rapidly changing. Such design/bid/build (DBB) arrangements still may make up the majority of today’s project contracts, but just barely.
Design/build means different things to different people. Regardless, you should know that it places more responsibility on your shoulders as the electrical professional. It means you need to stay abreast of the codes that affect your installations.
It is generally accepted that design/build (DB) projects represent a source of lucrative work for electrical contractors (ECs). In fact, ECs cite this discipline as one that will contribute to future growth.At the beginning of
How do you build a relationship with your customers centered on trust? It starts with meeting commitments and consistently completing projects on time, on budget and in a code-compliant fashion. Why is this relationship important?
Electrical contractors’ participation in design/build (D/B) projects continues to increase annually, with 36 percent of the respondents to Electrical Contractor’s 2012 Profile of the Electrical Contractor study stating that their influence on overall electrical design is significant.
With the economy still reeling from the effects of recession, unemployment, and wavering business and consumer confidence, electrical contractors (ECs) are re-evaluating their businesses and taking on new and different roles and business models in an effort to remain competitive.