August 1, 2008

Advantages of Design-Build

Want to save time and money on your construction project?

With the design-build delivery system, the owner contracts with one entity that performs both the design and construction, vs. the more common design-bid-build process. The cooperation between designer and builder from the onset can lead to lower costs due to a more economical and constructible design.

Lower Cost: Input of builder during design phase can help determine the most cost effective design (value engineering).Know the budget and the structural approach from the beginning. In the planning phase, there is an opportunity for saving money; after that point, money can only be spent.
Speed: Time is saved using the design-build process due to the avoidance of the bid and award process
Communication: Clients and everyone involved has more information as there is communication between designer, builder, and clients throughout the process.