On Demand Training

Design Collaboration: Examining the Benefits and Risks of Delegated Design and Design Assist

Over the past few decades, there has been an increasing emphasis on collaboration between design professionals and builders to realize benefits that can be achieved when aspects of a project’s design are informed by builder input. As building materials and systems have become more complex and proprietary, specialty contractors and product manufacturers have also emerged as knowledgeable participants who can make valuable technical contributions to some of the most complex parts of a project’s design. These paradigm shifts have spurred the development of strategies to connect design professionals with contractors, specialty contractors, and product manufacturers during the design stages of a project. This program will focus on two such collaborative techniques – delegated design and design assist. This program will explain the differences in delegated design and design assist, and illustrate the benefits and potential risks of using these on your project.