Benefits of Design-Build Delivery for Your Next Construction Project
If you are considering a new construction project, you are likely considering several different project delivery methods. You know you need to plan, design and construct your facility, but what is the best way to achieve your goals?
In a traditional project delivery model, the owner manages separate contracts with the contractor and architect. In the design-build process, the owner manages only one contract, with the design-build team. 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.
Hiring a full-service general contractor to manage your project from the design phase through completed construction has many benefits.
Singular Responsibility. 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.
Faster Delivery. 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 it fosters innovative solutions.
Cost Savings. 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.
Improved Quality. 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. 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: Continental Properties
The Continental Properties lobby remodel project involved transforming an existing lobby/break room into a working cafe and lunchroom. The beautiful new space features a welcoming open concept design. The team worked through challenging variables and height restrictions to create a unique glass conference room wall that is a highlight of the new lobby. Ryan Konop, Director of Construction at Continental Properties, told us, "Peter Schwabe, Inc. made my job as the project's front-line representative an enjoyable and successful experience!”