TL Wallace Construction, Inc. finds the design-build approach to be an extremely effective project delivery system. It establishes firm costs much earlier in the project than with conventional design/bid/build methods. Architectural, engineering and contractor fees are kept to a minimum and the need for costly changes orders is greatly reduced. Because the design-build method relies on a cooperative team effort, the process also eliminates the potential adversarial roles of the owner, architect and contractor that often occur in traditional building relationships. Instead, each project participant openly contributes ideas and input that will best help to achieve the goals of the client in the timeliest manner, while allowing better control of budgetary and quality issues.