Advantages of Design Build

  • You receive early cost input from the contractor. A price is attached to conceptual design ideas as they are developed.
  • A GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE can be determined early, right after the scope of the project is established.
  • Time is saved because construction can begin before the design is completed. Example: the architect could be completing interior designs while the site and foundation work are underway.
  • The need for high cost change orders is eliminated.
  • Architectural and engineering fees are kept to a minimum and determined from the beginning.
  • Contractor fees are kept to a minimum and determined from the beginning.
  • Legal fees are kept to a minimum by eliminating adversary roles.
  • Construction costs are minimized by using the latest systems and methods that the contractor knows are cost-effective.
  • Chances for misunderstandings are minimized with the team approach.
  • You get the best ideas from your team members due to a cooperative team spirit.
  • Realistic completion dates are established by the contractor who will do the work.
  • You can take advantage of special services such as an initial service plan (a preliminary feasibility study), value engineering, and life cycle cost analysis.