A traditional process creates silos for these different roles. The owner works with an architect and engineer to create the building design. Then construction managers bid on those plans. The winning bidder then has to work with those designs to build the facility. This method can result in a design that costs more to build and might not result in what the owner wants and needs for a functional, high-performing facility.
When every works together in the initial planning phase, the best solutions are created, and two of the most important considerations for owners (cost and schedule) are maximized. This reduces information losses that traditionally occurred when a new team takes ‘ownership’ of the project, and provides more extensive information to owners of complex structures