Design-Build Solutions Provides Single Source Accountability for Roofing Construction, Retrofit and Renovation Projects

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With the design-build approach, the building owner has one responsible party for all performance outcomes, including a guaranteed maximum cost, whether they're looking for a long-term roof maintenance contract or designing and installing a new roof. The newly launched DBS Web site is designed to help customers understand how the design-build process works, as well as to share information about all of the specific roof-related design and construction services that DBS provides.

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Building owners looking for a turnkey delivery method to provide single-source accountability from start to finish can learn about the comparative benefits of the design-build approach by visiting http://www.design-buildsolutions.com, the official Web site of Design-Build Solutions, Inc. (DBS), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. As a fully owned subsidiary of Garland Industries, DBS partners with The Garland Company, Inc., manufacturer and distributor of high-performance solutions for the building envelope, to resolve complex new roof construction, roof retrofit, and roof renovation projects through one responsible party. As Garland's contracting partner, DBS also offers preventive maintenance programs and support for all building envelope projects.

Albert Laird, president of DBS, explains, "Our design-build approach reduces building owner risk by providing single-source accountability for architectural, engineering, design, and construction services. We work directly with building owners to develop material specifications that meet explicit performance, pricing, and scheduling objectives, as opposed to the design-bid-build approach, where there are two distinct lines of accountability and endless finger-pointing between those controlling the design and construction portions of a project. With the design-build approach, the building owner has one responsible party for all performance outcomes, including a guaranteed maximum cost, whether they're looking for a long-term roof maintenance contract or designing and installing a new roof."

According to Laird, the newly launched DBS Web site is designed to help customers understand how the design-build process works, as well as to share information about all of the specific roof-related design and construction services that DBS provides. The site includes a glossary of terms to help building owners understand industry-related jargon, as well as a helpful selection of industry-related links.

About Design-Build Solutions

DBS was founded in 1997, in direct response to customer demands for single-source accountability in designing and implementing complex roofing projects. As a Garland Industries company (http://www.garlandco.com), Design-Build Solutions, Inc. is backed by the resources of an industry leader in high-performance solutions for the building envelope. Garland Industries, Inc. delivers a full range of innovative materials and services to keep government facilities, schools, healthcare institutions, universities, industrial facilities, and commercial properties watertight.

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