Design & Build

A design-build contract, sometimes called a design/build, D-B, or D/B contract, is a project delivery system often used in construction. While the traditional approach to construction requires contracts with two separate entities, a designer and a contractor, a design-build contract combines these two entities, so only one company is responsible for the designing and building contract for a project.

Design-build contracts save time and money and can prevent situations where an owner may be caught in the middle of a dispute between a contractor and a designer. With this kind of contract, the designer and the contractor work together from the beginning of the project as a team.

Some advantages that owners enjoy from a design-build contract include:

Dell Tier III Data Centre

Critical Holdings Berhad was commissioned to Design & Build a Tier III data centre for Dell located in Penang, Malaysia. The works include the supply and installation of raised floor to accommodate the supply and return air flow, supply, install & commissioning of all CRAC (Computer Room Air Conditioning) units (including all ducting works), supply and return of Chilled Water System (including all piping works), instrumentation and controls, BMS (building management system), Water Leak Detection system, VESDA (very early smoke detection apparatus), and all electrical services.