Working for years as an engineer in the traditional design-bid-build process taught me a valuable lesson: bringing contractors and the construction team in after the design is finished could be very costly to my clients. Over time, I learned to bring more people into the beginning of the process – the clients and contractors from the fabrication and installation side were now able to add valuable input into the design. I soon realized that I was moving away from traditional design processes and toward the design-build methodology, which benefits both the client and the team responsible for design and construction.