What is Design-Build?
Design-build is a construction project delivery system where, in contrast to “design-bid-build”, both the design and construction are contracted for with a single entity known as the design-builder or design-build contractor. This delivery method is used to minimize the project risk for an owner and can reduce the delivery schedule by overlapping the design phase and construction phase of a project. The most efficient form of design-build has design and construction professionals working directly for the design-builder.
This concept allows for more owner participation, single source responsibility, better communication, value engineering, fast-tracking and better cost control in the design and construction of a project. The owner has one point of contact during the entire design and construction project. The design-build concept offers the owner price and schedule control early in the process. It unifies the responsibility for the project in one source – the Design-Build team – reducing the chance of surprises or miscommunication during construction thus saving the owner money.
How Design-Build Construction, Inc. Helps You With Your Project
With this design-build delivery method, from the beginning, Design-Build Construction, Inc. is responsible for the entire design and construction process – under one contract. We assume all responsibility for all phases, including architectural, planning, site preparation, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as the actual construction of your project.
Design-Build Construction, Inc. creates a partnership with not only you, the owner, but also with the major suppliers and subcontractors for the project. Because of our vast years of experience, we have concluded the quality, fair suppliers and subcontractors to partner with on projects. With these partnerships, communication is greatly improved – from day one, and throughout the entire project. This improved communication allows for value engineering – a process for reducing the cost of a project – without major changes affecting the intended function or overall appearance of a project. We have used value engineering for all types of projects including manufacturing buildings, warehouses, hangar facilities, retail buildings, office buildings and churches.
The design-build approach also allows for fast-track scheduling, moving the project forward at an accelerated pace, which allows the owner to occupy the building sooner than possible with the traditional “design-bid-build” process, shortening the design and construction time – and lowering the cost to you, the building owner.