Design-Build Solutions - The New Flexible Force on Campus
For nearly 500 years the image, profile, and persona of America's institutions of higher learning had remained largely unchanged. Expansive, respectfully silent libraries with stack upon stack of volumes of learned text. Bustling quadrangles built around ivy-covered, gothic-style buildings.
The Perfect Storm
Today's university students expect more from the campus buildings where they're housed, fed, taught, and spend free time. Smart higher education leaders understand this and know that to attract the best and the brightest, their campus must be a welcoming destination - a place where students choose to live for many years and alumni wish to support for a lifetime.
Design-Build - A Smart Solution for Higher Education
As evidenced by changing skylines around the world, the building industry is flourishing. Indeed, in affluent countries such as some in the Middle East, there are often more cranes than birds in the sky.
The real challenge in successful design-build delivery is the human element. This challenge starts long before concrete is poured or schedules drawn, when the multitude of forces which shape the project begin to take form.
A Meeting of the Minds
From coast to coast, our educational institutions are utilizing design-build as the preferred delivery method for their new and upgraded facilities. With many areas of the country experiencing a growth in student enrollment, along with a need to improve existing facilities, there has been a "boom" in educational-related construction.
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