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Design and Build

- just as the name suggests, design and build involves one body, usually a contractor, who, once selected by a developer, both designs and constructs the project. This can work successfully where a situation is routine and the contractor has a good track record in a particular type of developement, but where ingenuity and innovation is required, as in a great deal of conservation work, there can be problems. Given the cost involved in tendering, it is hardly surprising that the trend to design and build is increasing.