The Design-build process incorporates seamless integration of design and construction services to ensure success for owners, designers and construction practitioners.
"THE UNDERLYING PILLAR OF OUR PHILOSOPHY FOR DESIGN-BUILD PROJECTS IS TRUST. BY DEVELOPING AND FOSTERING TRUST BETWEEN THE OWNER AND CONTRACTOR, A REMARKABLE SYNERGY IS DEVELOPED WHICH TRANSLATES TO SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS AND SATISFIED CLIENTS. WHEN THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED, CLIENTS GET WHAT THEY WANT AND THE CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE BECOMES A PLEASURABLE JOURNEY."
More and more clients are selecting the design-build process for their projects, turning the tables on low-cost contractor selection in favor of the best value and the team’s ability to function collaboratively. Embracing the design-build philosophy has proven to increase opportunities for innovation while providing the potential to shorten the overall project schedule – a win-win situation for all members of the team.
Successful design-build projects offer an owner many benefits that add value to a project. These advantages include:
Single Point of Responsibility
A design-build contract combines design and construction quality, cost, and schedule into a single point of responsibility. Design-build contracts foster partnering between team members, which in turn adds value to a project.
Improved Project Quality
Using the design-build delivery, the designer and contractor coordinate as a team, leaving an owner free to focus on the project’s scope and general decision making. This leads to a higher quality project that better suits the owner’s needs.
The early involvement of the design-build team is essential in maximizing the full potential of the design-build delivery system. Decisions that can be made during the programming, concept and design phases will impact the schedule and costs of the project more than any other phase of construction.
With a design-build project, design and construction for a project can easily overlap, allowing for fast track construction. The owner benefits from this shortened time frame because construction costs can be reduced and the new building will be available for use sooner.
Improved Risk Management
Because the design-build team has the responsibility for developing drawings and specifications as well as constructing a fully-functioning facility, change orders for errors and omissions are virtually eliminated. Each stakeholder on the design-build team is responsible for the risks they are best positioned to manage.