I wast reading some articles regarding design build, and become curious about this term:
Traditionally, an architect never warrant. But the design-build team (architect+contractor) does warrant the successful performance of the project.
I am wondering:
1.Why the design-build team has the ability/willing to provide the warranty and take more risk? Is the architect also taking on more risk under this warranty?
2. How does this contractor lead DB method transfer architect's risk to design-builder in general?
If the design builder hire an architect under a teaming agreement, and they serve the owner together. Architect still perform similar tasks as traditional DBB. Later, there is a claim on the project, and it is fall on architect's negligence. Even the owner can only sue the design builder who he has contract with, the design builder could still come back to the architect under their teaming agreement. In this case, the architect's risk does not seem to be reduced compare with traditional DBB method.
Not sure if we need to dig into this discussion for the purpose of passing the exam. But I think it is worth a discussion, and see how people understand this new DB method.
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