Consulting for Design Build
The first design approach is typically referred to as design-build, where the Owner (assisted by the consultant) identifies a series of key performance and functional requirements for the end project/facility, as well as a conceptual site layout and possibly some level of specific equipment specifications. The contractor that is hired to develop the facility would then be required to develop the detailed construction drawings – including obtaining jurisdictional, Owner and consultant approval – and then construct the project according to the design-build specifications and his approved drawings. The basis for award could be low bid, subjective evaluation, or some combination thereof.
Fuel Solutions projects typical of this design method include the municipalities of Alhambra, and West Covina, Sacramento International Airport (CNG), Santa Monica Bus LCNG, Barstow LNG/LCNG, and the Riverside Transit Agency facilities in Hemet and Riverside.