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Brief history of Design-Bid-Build and Design-Build from ancient times to present by Dalia Sadany

Brief history of Design-Bid-Build and Design-Build from ancient times to present by Dalia Sadany

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  • 1. The Modern MasterBuilderA Brief HistoryBy Dalia Sadany Creations
  • 2. In the MasterBuilder approach to construction,the architect was responsible for the entireproject from concept, design through toconstruction and handover.The MasterBuilder was an Artist driven by hispassionate dedication for excellence. MasterBuild Project: The Duomo, Florence completed 1436 by Filippo Brunelleschi 2
  • 3. In Ancient Times well into 19th Century theMasterBuilder worked with the Project Ownerproviding both design and construction as oneseamless service . To perform one without theother was unheard of. Imhotep, architect of step pyramids is the first known MasterBuilderAncient Times Renaissance Industrial Revolution 20th Centaury 3
  • 4. Although some craftsmen like Michel Angelo took on separate design contracts and others like Leon Battista Alberti (Italian Architect and Author) wrote about establishing the art of architecture as a profession distinct from construction and engineering, it wasn’t till the Industrial Revolution that the separation was made possible. Leon Battista Alberti (1404 – 1472)Ancient Times Renaissance Industrial Revolution 20th Centaury 4
  • 5. The reasons for separation between design andconstruction during the Industrial Revolutionincluded the continual increase in constructionproducts, methods and technologies as well asthe trend towards specialization and division oflabor. Industrial RevolutionAncient Times Renaissance Industrial Revolution 20th Centaury 5
  • 6. This was supported by the emergence ofprofessional societies such as the AmericanInstitute of Architects (AIIA) in 1857 as well asformation of architectural colleges and passingof architectural licensing laws in 1897. 19th Century ArchitectAncient Times Renaissance Industrial Revolution 20th Centaury 6
  • 7. The separation was made absolute in 1935with the passage of the Miller Act whichrequired contractors on US federalgovernment projects exceeding a certainamount to post performance and paymentbonds.Ancient Times Renaissance Industrial Revolution 20th Century 7
  • 8. The implication was project Owners from thenon had to contractually engage the services ofan architect to perform design services and acontractor to perform construction servicesresulting in what is commonly known today asthe Design-Bid-Build project delivery method. Design TeamAncient Times Renaissance Industrial Revolution 20th Century 8
  • 9. The late 20th century witnessed renewedinterest in reviving the MasterBuilder method toaddress some of the flaws in Design-Bid-Build.A modern version emerged whereby anintegrated team of design and contractingprofessionals provide both design andconstruction services under one contract inwhat is commonly known today as the Design-Build project delivery method. Design-Build TeamAncient Times Renaissance Industrial Revolution 20th Centaury 9
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  • 11. About the AuthorDalia Sadany is an Egyptian architect and interior designer withextensive background and experience in Design-Build turnkeysolutions. She has been a lifelong advocate of the ancient MasterBuilder approach to construction.Following in the tradition of the Master Builder, in 2005 DaliaSadany developed a group of partnerships operating under theumbrella of Dezines and management of Dalia Sadany providingfull service turnkey solutions to residential and commercialclients. The group consists of - Dezines a design house providingarchitecture, interiors & landscaping design services; DECON - ageneral contractor specialized in high-end interior finishing; andGUSH - a bespoke furniture designer maker.Quoting from Marcus Vitruvius - the architect who relies solelyon theory and ignores the craftsmanship skill of building with hisown hands follows "a shadow and not reality." 11