Carl Walker Construction

Design Build

Design Build

The majority of the parking garages and structures built by Carl Walker Construction, Inc. are executed and managed through the design/build approach.

As experts in designing, managing and executing design/build assignments, Carl Walker Construction, Inc. handles the entire job, from initial interviews and design development through construction and post-construction follow-up. The design/build approach provides:

  • One point of contact
  • Fast track delivery
  • Effective cost containment and guaranteed pricing
  • Single source accountability over all construction activities
  • Enhanced quality control oversight

When Is Design/Build Used?

Design/build projects are becoming increasingly popular in the public and private sectors, and are particularly well suited to construction that has:

  • A simple program requirement, such as a parking structure
  • An owner comfortable with delegating design decisions to the design/build provider
  • Schedule constraints that demand accelerated project completion and
  • Requirements for early cost determination

In a design/build situation, the owner of the project hires one organization to handle all design and construction activities. When Carl Walker Construction, Inc. is selected as that firm, we provide design, budgeting, scheduling and timelines, site management, labor and post-project follow-up under a single contract.

Carl Walker Construction, Inc. handles the entire job in conjunction with the owner's architect of choice or design consultant.

The design/build approach put clients in a turnkey position, and eliminates the time consuming activities associated with evaluating and managing multiple proposals, vendors and costs. Payment for multiple construction activities is covered with a single check to the design/builder.

For more information on the design/build approach to parking garage and parking structure construction, please review the following articles:
Defining Design Build
Public Projects Favoring the Design-Build Format


See Video from Parking Garage Expert on Design/Build

“We used the design/build approach to construct the precast garage.  This allowed us to get the product we wanted in a much shorter timeframe.  Site work and utility relocation began before the final construction documents were complete.

Len Tsupros paid great attention to detail and was the catalyst to getting the project done on time and on budget.  Field management was extremely hands on and available to work through challenges. Carl Walker Construction, Inc. came to us highly recommended, and I would recommend them to my colleagues.”

Bob Griffin
Economic Development Director
Redevelopment Authority, County Of Washington
Washington, PA


"I have been working with Carl Walker Construction, Inc. since 2002.  My first project with them was the Parkersburg, West Virginia Intermodal Center in 2002.  The next engagement was at Yeager Airport, located in Charleston, West Virginia, in 2005.  In both of these design/build assignments, the projects were successful and the owners are pleased with the results.

Carl Walker Construction, Inc. is well qualified in parking garage construction. If there is mutual interest in a particular project, I would recommend that they be considered in the bidding process."

Lloyd W. Miller
Lloyd W. Miller, Architect PLLC