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How Does Bridging Work?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

I’ve been asked if I can boil the Bridging method down into a short narrative description.

Basically, Bridging is a hybrid of the traditional Design-Bid-Build method and the Design-Build method that retains the best features of both in terms of the Owner’s best interests and eliminates the aspects of those two delivery methods that often cause problems for the Owner.

In Bridging, the Owner engages a design firm, usually an architectural firm for most building projects. This entity is referred to as the Owner’s Design Consultant (“ODC”). The ODC prepares a set of bid documents (or negotiation documents) that, in its preparation, require about the same level of (more…)