Under the design-build delivery method, construction can begin earlier, with fewer issues because they were addressed earlier during the pre-construction phase where we develop the budget and the schedule. The construction industry is no different than other industries when it comes to having its own set of terms and phrases that sometimes aren’t as obvious to people who don’t work within the industry. Naturally, when we talk about “construction delivery systems,” there can be a lot of confusion. Most people don’t know that there is more than one way to manage a construction project as well as the contractual relationship between the parties. The Project Delivery Institute defines a construction project delivery system as “the structure of the relationships of the parties, the roles and responsibilities of the parties, and the general sequence of activities required to deliver the project.” In the most basic terms, it defines how the parties are related to each other contractually throughout the progress of the project. These “parties” are typically the owner, design team (architects, engineers), and general contractor. It may seem as though the relationships are easy to define, but many projects require these relationships to be adapted or changed to meet the project’s objectives.