The hallmark of a Design-Build project is that one organization, either the architect or the construction firm, is solely responsible to the owner for both design and construction of the facility. In the design/build project delivery method, a single point of contact has been proven to foster better communication, reduce adversarial roles between design and construction, and accelerate project delivery. Perhaps the biggest advantage of the design/build process is speed of delivery. Because construction is occurring concurrent with design phases, the delivery of the project can be sped up by possibly 25 percent or more as compared to the design/bid/build method. In addition to providing the owner with one source of accountability for the entire project development process and speed of delivery, using design/build fosters a team effort to achieve cost and schedule savings and to enhance overall value to the owner. The two most essential considerations in selecting a design/build team to construct your facility are their depth of experience in working together and proven record of performance in similar projects