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The Design-Bid-Build delivery model requires owners to pursue an architectural design that does not involve the construction teams.

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Under this model, the design phase completes before the preconstruction phase begins, so there are no efficiencies associated with early design and construction team integration. Consequently, Design-Bid-Build projects miss opportunities integrated teams have to explore practical, cost-effective alternatives for design, building materials, construction methods, and constructability.

Kinetic conducts thorough design document reviews during the tender period and offers advice regarding potential budget issues and other risk factors. However, since the design precedes builder involvement, addressing issues must be through change orders.

  • Two contracts: Designer and General Contractor
  • Three distinct delivery phases: Design, Tendering, and Construction
  • Linear sequence of work
  • Owner warrants the sufficiency of the design to the contractor
  • Widely understood model with all players
  • Design must be complete before construction begins

Kinetic’s experience as a General Contractor dates back to the company’s inception in 1984, when founder Bill Gyles set out to manage stipulated-price contracts more effectively than existing construction companies.

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Bill’s achievements have made Kinetic a BC construction industry leader with ongoing success based on retention of the best available in-house expertise, long-standing relationships with suppliers and trades professionals, and a regional focus that gives insight into local market conditions when preparing tenders.

How we help clients build better


Mitigating design risks proactively during the tender period


Capitalizing on an extensive proprietary subcontractor database to prequalify and source candidates


Providing transparent, up-to-date project status information, including costs, progress, risks, and risk mitigation contingencies


Responding to clients' needs with project solutions that exceed expectations


Applying Lean methods to add value by optimizing scheduling, resource utilization, and eliminating waste


Managing commissioning and operations handoff


Securing resources and preferential pricing through established regional relationships with suppliers and subcontractors


Integrating technology where appropriate to enhance design, constructability, monitoring, control, scheduling, quality, and reporting