In the most recent state budget, Gov. Tony Evers and the Legislature agreed to allow state transportation projects to use the design-build approach to construction as an alternative to the traditional and exclusive design, bid, build approach currently practiced in the State of Wisconsin. Design-build proponents maintain that its method of construction shortens project timelines and provides better value than the design, bid, build process. The Milwaukee Business Journal recently sat down with Milwaukee-area design-build firms to discuss the benefits of the approach and its use in the private sector.

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