We talk a lot about being a design-build commercial construction company, and indeed, it’s one of the main keys to our continued success. We use the process in almost all of our projects and depend on it to produce consistent and predictable results for each of our clients. It’s helped us become one of the premier construction companies in the four-state area. However, it’s possible that you may not know just what a design-build contractor is or why you should employ one. In the next few moments, we’ll try to explain what we do, why we do it and why it’s essential for your next project.
To put it simply, design-build contracting is a novel approach to commercial building and construction. It holds to the idea that teams are better than individuals, provided that there is a singular source of leadership keeping it all together. When you have one team, working together from beginning to end with an open communication style and intentional collaboration, they can deliver otherwise unintentional results for the customer. This means that owners, architects, carpenters, engineers, estimators, and others all collaborate to bring the best ideas to the table. This allows creative solutions to be found, resulting in lower costs for the consumer.
The real strength of the system is the fact that it provides owners with a singular contact point for each phase of the project from design to construction. This means that one controlling entity holds sole responsibility and contractual risk for every detail of the project. This includes estimates, assessments and inspections, pre-construction services and all necessary construction. This entity, also known as the design-build contractor, manages the contracts with every other entity involved in the project, such as subcontractors, equipment vendors, and material suppliers.
This is the perfect solution for those who are looking to build a commercial building, without having to deal with a large number of vendors and suppliers. A design-build contractor takes care of all this for you, giving you peace of mind throughout each phase of construction. Any questions or concerns you have are answered by one person, saving you the trouble of having to get in touch with each person who may have a hand in the project.
Any required changes can also be made much more easily than in other methods since one entity is controlling the process and is in direct communication with every other contractor connected with the project. By simply contacting the main contractor, you’re able to control the work being completed by any other workers or subcontractors. This allows changes to be made smoothly and with fewer issues since the one contractor is guiding the process and is keeping everything on track and on course towards completion.
This is why so many people appreciate the design-build process and are utilizing it more and more as their preferred method of commercial construction. This process can be used in a wide variety of applications including office spaces, hospitals, schools, universities, stadiums and any other type of building you may be considering.
To learn more about design-build contracting or how we can help you with your next construction project, contact our offices in Joplin, MO and let us know how we can help you.