Benefits of Design Build Construction

Posted on July 20, 2010

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Design build construction can bring many benefits to you as a business owner. Design build focuses on bringing design and construction professionals under one roof to collaborate on different projects with in a variety of industries. Although design build is used less frequently than the traditional bid-build method, the demand for this service is on the rise. This project delivery system eliminates schedule delays and budget over run while allowing quality control.If executed properly the owner will find that the design build project delivery system more beneficial than the traditional design-bid-build methods. Design build benefits include:

 Improved communications:

            Since the design parameters and budgetary goals of a project are being developed simultaneously it allows effective execution and communication between all parties. Understanding the parameters of a project amongst designers and contractors is a crucial step in this process. With everyone working together the owner has greater access to the project team throughout its development. 

 Increased responsibility:

            Because design build companies are fully integrated it provides the client with one entity to answer any questions or concerns. It eliminates typical problems that arise between architects and general contractors ensuring everyone is on the same page.

 One point of contact:

            Flexibility of the owner is now increased because they are able to manage and grow their business while all of the design and construction needs are handled through one source. Instead of back and forth communication between the architect/owner and owner/contractor it is now streamlined to a single point of contact.

 Value based feedback system:

            The design builder and the owner can now work together to establish what methods and materials will amplify the owners value.  Once the budget is set, over runs rarely occur and are typically due to change orders implemented by the owner. Because designers and contractors work together within the same company it make is much easier to stay within the projects budget.

Quality:

            High quality design and construction is the desire of every client. With this process it ensures quality due to effective and efficient collaboration between the architect and contractor. This results in the production of a design that is both eye-catching and economically viable.

 Budgeting:

            When the budget is determined in the early stages of project development it allows a smooth transition between each stage of construction. A cost-effective design is now easier to obtain because the architect has access to construction pricing and information during the design phase.

 Fast Delivery:

            With all aspects of the projects now streamlined through one point of contact it allows projects to be completed much more quickly and efficiently compared to the traditional design-bid-build method.

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