Design-Build. You might say it’s a simple approach to construction. A team working together from start to finish in open communication and purposeful collaboration to deliver otherwise unachievable results. It’s the notion that when owners sit at the same table with architects, builders, engineers and estimators, great ideas — the best ideas — are born. And the way is paved for creative solutions to take hold, resulting in costs minimized, schedules streamlined and efficiencies realized.
What is Design-Build?
Design-Build is a construction delivery method that provides owners with a single point of contact for both the design and construction phases of a project. One entity holds single-source responsibility and contractual risk for every aspect of a build — from estimation, assessments, and pre-construction to architecture, schematics, engineering, subcontracting, construction and post-construction. This entity, the Design-Builder, manages all contracts with companies, such as subcontractors, equipment vendors, and materials providers.
Why we typically recommend Design & Build Construction?
While we're well versed in other methods of construction delivery, we are strong supporters of the Design & Build Construction methodology. It's easier to manage a project and money because the project is more structured. In fact, the method is proving to be one of the most effective ways in the entire industry to build.
Here are three more reasons why we typically recommend Design-Build construction.
1. saves time
By putting both the designers and the builders under one roof, obstacles that often delay a project are completely avoided. And while the Design & Build Team can't control certain conditions like rain and snow, eliminating all other opportunities for the delay is crucial to a timely delivery.
2. saves money
Many costs are avoided when both your designer and builder work under one roof, as markup and external costs, are completely avoided.
3. client Satisfaction
This final benefit is pretty simple - there are fewer voices to talk over so our clients' issues are always heard. After all, it's their project. Anything less than exactly what they want is unacceptable. Design & Build Construction allows the client to select systems that best suit their needs and meet their project budget.