The client retains an architect or engineer to design the project and to prepare the necessary drawings and specifications. After the architect/engineer completes the drawings and issues them for pricing, the client selects the general contractor through a sole source or a competitive bid process.
This method appeals to clients who have the resources and construction experience necessary to independently contract with the architect or engineer and general contractor. While it requires a longer schedule, you maintain greater project control, and may benefit from the reduced risk that is inherent in other project delivery methods.
As the general contractor, Huaxia provides a confirmed price–after design is complete and before construction begins. Huaxia executes the project and generally assumes the risk of cost overruns based on clearly defined budget and scope parameters.