There is a plethora of roles of professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction industries as well as in commercial real estate, and it can be tough for the outsider looking in to determine who does what.
Construction materials shortages and pricing fluctuations as a result of the pandemic are a continuing challenge for the industry. As supply chains are impacted, shortages are expected well into the year.
The design-bid-build process (DBB) is a traditional practice used in the United States, where the owner of the project has separate contracts with a designer and contractors for the construction of a project. Alternatively, the design-build process is where the design and construction services are all managed through a single contractor.