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Is ‘Design Build’ an option for architecture

The construction industry as we see it today suffers from multifaceted challenges of quality, speed and cost. As an answer to these challenges some suggest introducing a new contract system such as the ‘design-build’, alluding construction to lead design. The current contract system presupposes design to lead construction and is a standard practice. The challenge is rather in fully appreciating the design origin of construction, providing the necessary instruments and in giving it proper protection.