Design-Build Project Delivery
Collaborate early for the best results.
Design-build is a reliable, collaborative approach to construction project delivery.
Design-build is a common construction project delivery method that accounts for more and more projects each year. The ability to collaborate is one of the major differences between design-build and the more traditional design-bid-build delivery method.
With design-build, a construction manager, trade partners and architects work together for a common goal without worrying about communication constraints. Plus, with the development of a guaranteed maximum price early on, there’s a reduced likelihood of pricing changes throughout the process. It also allows for flexibility in overlapping phases of the project for a reduced schedule and greater overall value.
At McCownGordon, helping our customers is of the utmost importance. We do anything we can to clear up misconceptions to make the building process as stress free as possible. In today’s market, design-build is the delivery method for a growing percentage of construction projects.
Reduce costs and risks.
1. Deliver Projects Faster
Designing and building are done concurrently, allowing construction to provide feedback to architects regarding cost and time. Architects, in turn, provide the construction team with progress drawings and information. This exchange of information makes it easier for the entire team to quickly understand potential changes in the plans further along in the process.
2. Save on Costs
The team chemistry between owner, designer and builder drives that reduction in cost per square foot along with open book contracting terms and lower initial contracted unit costs. The reduction in cost growth relates back to those same factors, as well as the earlier involvement of the builder.
3. Reduce Risk to Owners
The nature of a single contract between the owner and the design-build entity transfers the risk onto the design-build entity’s shoulders. In addition to this actual transfer of risk, the collaborative nature of design-build project delivery reduces risk through open communication and common goals.
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