Benefits of Design-Build Delivery for Your Next Construction Project
If you are considering a new construction project, you may be wondering if, how and when to start. You know you need to plan, design and construct your facility, but what is the best way to achieve your goals? The industry offers several different project delivery methods. With 95+ years in the business, we at Peter Schwabe, Inc. prefer the "design-build" delivery model, as it offers a more coordinated approach that often results in faster delivery, cost savings and even a superior end result for our clients. Here's why.
In design-build delivery, the architect, contractor and other entities work as a team from the very beginning stages of the project, providing recommendations, addressing issues early on – before they become problems – and collaborating through completion. This single-source responsibility simplifies the process for the owner – one entity, one contract, one unified flow of work – from initial concept through finished project.
One entity is held accountable for cost, schedule and performance. Because design-build teams are typically comprised of contractors, architects, engineers, subcontractors and suppliers who have a strong working history, the entire process is improved and streamlined. This also eliminates potential adversarial conditions, since all parties are working on the same team, toward the same goal.
Collaborative project management means better communication between parties involved, which results in faster project completion with fewer problems. The contractor may identify a construction solution to a design problem, or vice versa. This relationship streamlines the project timeline, which fosters innovative solutions.
An integrated team is geared toward efficiency and innovation. Not only does this create efficiencies in scheduling; it allows the team to identify opportunities for cost savings on products and services.
With this collaborative approach, each entity brings its expertise to the project from the beginning stages. This advances the overall quality of the completed project.
Decreased Administrative Burden for the Owner
In a traditional project delivery model, the owner manages separate contracts with the general contractor and architect, and potentially engineers. Conversely, in the design-build process, the owner manages only one contract, with the design-build team. Owners can focus on the project rather than managing disparate contracts.
At Peter Schwabe, Inc., our design-build process streamlines project delivery through a single contract between you -- the owner -- and our Peter Schwabe Inc. team. As contractors with decades of experience running design-build projects, we thrive in this environment. We welcome the opportunity to be the single source of responsibility for your next project, start to completion.
To learn more about our design-build services, please contact Michael Gilbert, Director of Business Development, at 262-352-9786 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Profile: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Peter Schwabe, Inc.'s Service Division has become experienced installing Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations for a number of our clients. As electric vehicles increase in popularity and charging stations become not only a convenience for customers but an expectation, we welcome the opportunity to install your EV Charging Stations in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. We also are experienced at managing national rollout programs and can accommodate corporate initiatives to install EV Stations across the country. See more.
For more information, contact Michael Gilbert, Director of Business Development, at 262-352-9786 or email@example.com.
Welcome to our New Employees
Peter Schwabe, Inc. is pleased to welcome Mike Waltmire as superintendent. Mike has more than 15 years of construction field experience, including a strong background in carpentry.
In addition, we continue to seek positive, people-focused candidates to fill a variety of positions on our growing team. If you know anyone who would be a good fit, please direct them to the job descriptions on our Careers Page. If they are interested, please have them send their resumes directly to Kadi Nowak and reference your name so we can give them special consideration as a candidate.