Design-build construction is a project delivery method that brings together the architectural and construction processes under one roof. This collaborative approach offers numerous benefits, prioritizing the best interests of the owner throughout the project. In this segment of Beyond Blueprints, we will delve into the importance of design-build and explore why it sets itself apart from other construction options.
Putting Owners at the Forefront
Conor highlights how design-build places the owner’s best interests at the heart of everything. Unlike focusing solely on aesthetics, design-build aims to create lasting buildings that meet the owner’s requirements within the right budget. This approach also emphasizes a speedy construction process, providing a far quicker project completion timeline than traditional methods. Design-build sets itself apart by combining architectural and construction expertise to make the best decisions overall.
Comfort and Collaboration for Clients
Bud emphasizes the comfort factor that design-build offers to clients. With this approach, clients feel like they are part of the team throughout the project. The collaborative nature of design-build allows clients to have a voice and actively participate in the decision-making process. This level of involvement fosters trust and ensures that the client’s vision is realized.
A Voice for Clients
Greg echoes the sentiments expressed by Conor and Bud. He mentions how clients who have previously worked with other architectural firms or contractors often feel like they lack a voice. Design-build, on the other hand, ensures that every aspect of design, construction, and the client’s day-to-day activities are taken into consideration. The flexibility of design-build allows changes to be made on the fly, without cost or time implications. This level of adaptability further strengthens the client’s involvement and satisfaction.
The Company Consensus: Streamlined Process and Cost Efficiency
Greg shares that the entire company is sold on the delivery method of design-build. He cites studies, including one from the University of Florida, that support the claim that design-build is a streamlined process, from concept to keys. With a single source of accountability throughout the project, design-build ensures cost efficiency and the ability to meet schedules effectively.
Design-build construction offers a unique approach that prioritizes the owner’s best interests, client comfort, and collaboration. The streamlined process, cost efficiency, and flexibility it provides make design-build an attractive option for construction projects. By choosing design-build, owners can expect a collaborative and efficient construction experience that ultimately delivers a building tailored to their needs.