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Delivery Methods

we've been accused of having an exhaustive commitment to each project. We plead guilty.


Construction Management / General Contractor (CM at Risk)

The typical response to our construction management process ranges from praise to, well, more praise.

Big-D Construction

Our confidence in the discipline of Construction Management allows all parties involved to interact and collaborate on a step-by-step basis.

The consequence? An open thought process that leads to more innovative, cost-effective solutions. We surmise you’ll welcome — with open arms — this candid exchange of ideas, and the smoother process that results.

Having completed more than 200 projects in the recent past utilizing our CM/GC services, it’s safe to say we have proven experience. Our knowledge of this delivery method is, quite frankly, unequalled in the industry. No brag, just fact.

Teamwork is central to our success.

We team with architects and project engineers early in the preconstruction process. Doing so significantly accelerates your project’s implementation. In fact, at every stage of the building process, we apply management techniques that maintain a frictionless team environment in which our contractors, architects, employees and engineers may collaborate openly – all to the end that you enjoy a buttoned-down, positive building experience.


Being Single has definite Benefits.

Let’s pause for a quick clarification: “Design – Build” is a project delivery system that enables you to contract with a single entity (Big-D, of course) to complete both the design and construction phases of your project.

When all elements of your project are facilitated through Big-D, we’re able to more readily control costs and schedules, including offering a Guaranteed Maximum Price.

These simple but fundamental differences save money and time by transforming the relationship between designers and builders into an alliance which fosters collaboration and teamwork. United from the outset of every project, an integrated team also readily incorporates BIM and LEED® certification goals.

Being Experienced is a Plus!

Did we mention how many years we’ve been applying the Design-Build management system?


A healthy number, wouldn’t you say?  But even with 49 years under our belt, our obsession for producing impeccable buildings, on time and on budget, hasn’t waned. We remain as impassioned, motivated and dedicated as ever to achieving harmony between the financial, aesthetic and timeline requirements of your project.


Lump Sum Contracting

Accurate estimating is a science in which we have a PhD.

Big-D Construction

We are cost-conscious to a fault. We treat every single dollar like it’s precious. It is.

Employing the traditional “Lump Sum Contracting” delivery system, Big-D painstakingly examines your completed construction drawings and specifications, and provides you with a single-entry amount (a fancy way of saying “lump sum”) to cover all labor, equipment, materials, services, overhead, and profit for completing your project.

Collaborating with first-rate subcontractors is critical to the success of the Lump Sum Contracting delivery method. Consequently, Big-D has spent more than 50 years forming and preserving robust relationships with subcontractors throughout the Western United States. Subcontractors value our reputation for clearly defining job scope and expectations, establishing win-win environments and delivering on our promises. These relationships ensure lower costs and reduced risks on your project.

Lean Construction

We See the Need for Lean.

This new and innovated project delivery system has taken the construction world by storm and Big-D is on the front lines of enhancing processes associated with Lean Construction. The common objectives of Lean processes are to cut down on cost, schedule, and waste. But let’s be honest, these have always been our goals with our clients since Day 1.

Now, we walk-the-walk and talk-the-talk when it comes to Lean Construction. Whether it is using Choosing By Advantages and A3’s for decision making; Set-Based Design and Target Value Design in preconstruction; or the Last Planner System through all phases of design and construction, Big-D’s construction professionals are in the driver seat on this new revolutionary means of building the skylines of our communities.