While never a guarantee, design-build services are usually less expensive than the alternative. Because all the services are bundled, you could end up paying a lower total price. Also, because ongoing communication and collaboration mitigate and quickly resolve issues, you can often count on your project being completed with fewer costs.
Planning and executing a construction project involves a lot of moving parts, but it doesn’t have to be as complicated as it has been in the past. Thanks to the modern design-build approach, it’s easier and faster than ever to coordinate all the processes necessary for planning and executing a successful construction project.
But what exactly is the design-build construction approach? Why is it advantageous to utilize design build services? And is your project truly a good fit for design build? Keep reading to learn more.
Let’s start by defining design-build construction.
Traditionally, construction projects require reaching out to multiple entities including architects and engineers.After that, you can seek competitive bidding from a variety of construction firms to see who can build that design for the best value. Depending on the circumstances, you may choose to work with a firm that can handle everything, or you may be responsible for finding different contractors and subcontractors to carry out the work.
In design build construction, a full-service construction company handles everything. Design-build construction allows you to use a single business as your sole point of contact for everything relevant to your construction project, including:
- Initial consulting
- High-level planning
- Project scope analysis
- Architectural design
- Structural engineering
- Procurement and sourcing
- Construction and management
Additionally, in design-build, different experts with distinct areas of expertise work closely together. Designers, architects, project managers, contractors, and subcontractors are all part of the same team, communicating and collaborating to make the project run smoothly and successfully.
There are several reasons why the design build process is so beneficial:
The downsides of design-build construction exist, but they tend to be minimal:
The design-build approach requires your frequent involvement, effective communication, and close collaboration with all parties.
If you’re required to seek competitive bidding, or if you want to reduce your costs to the absolute minimum, design build may be prohibitive.
The vast majority of other construction projects are suitable for the design build approach. Talk to a design build specialist to discover how your next construction project might unfold under these parameters.
If you’re planning to start a new construction project and you want to save time, save money, and reduce headaches, design-build may be the best path forward. But if you want your design-build project to be successful, you need to choose the best possible partner.
That’s where Connor Construction comes in. If you’re ready for an initial consultation, or if you just need some more details about our design build services, contact us today!