WHAT IS DESIGN / BUILD?

Design / Build is a method of project delivery in which one entity – the design / build team – works under a single contract with the project owner to provide both design and construction services. One entity, one contract, one unified, seamless flow of work from initial concept through completion of construction. This unique construction delivery method provides the project owner with a single point of contact for both the design and construction phases of a project. The design / build team holds the single - source responsibility for coordinating the work and managing all contracts with consultants, equipment vendors, material suppliers, subcontractors and other members of the project team. The owner contracts only with the design / build firm and is a member of the unified project team working together to achieve a successful project for all.

 

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF DESIGN / BUILD?

Faster Project Delivery: Collaborative project management means everyone working together to accomplish a common goal completing the work faster with fewer problems. By overlapping design and construction, the project team can greatly reduce the total project time that makes aggressive schedules possible.

Value Engineering: Design / Build teams deliver the best value by evaluating budget solutions early in the design process and by creating continuous cost estimates throughout the design process.

Total Accountability: Single Source Responsibility makes the design / build team accountable to the project owner for cost, schedule and performance.

Cost Savings: An integrated team is geared toward efficiency and innovation. Design / Build projects are delivered faster, more cost – efficiently and with fewer change orders that lead to unforeseen costs and schedule delays. They are completed on time and on budget.

Better Quality Control: The design / build team meets performance needs, not minimum design requirements, often developing innovations to deliver a project that far exceeds expectations.

Seamless process: The teamwork concept and single – source responsibility means headaches are eliminated, people work together and owners are pleased. All conflicting design and construction recommendations and ideas are worked out prior to the beginning of construction.

Better Solutions and Value: As project considerations arise the team works as one unit to analyze them, in full transparency, so the owner sees more options, makes better informed decisions and realize a better value.

Better Communication and Fewer Problems: Open collaboration between all team members creates a team – oriented approach and promotes high levels of communication and transparency necessary to the success of any project. It allows the owners  to share their  vision with the team and provides the collaborative effort necessary to evaluate the project’s objectives, establish accurate schedules and analyze opportunities as the project progresses.

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