In 1998, The Journal of Construction Engineering and Management published a comprehensive study showing just how much time and money Design-Build saves when compared with general contracting and construction management. It’s clear that Design-Build projects are delivered faster, more cost-efficiently and with fewer change orders that lead to unforeseen costs and schedule delays. In other words, Design-Build helps jobs get done on-time and on-budget. From this study, Design-Build can deliver a savings of more than 6 percent of total project cost. In a $2 million build — a relatively low-budget project — that’s more than $120,000 in savings.