A new term has come up within the construction industry called design-build. Some General Contractors like Birchmier offer this service to their clients especially when it makes sense for their bottom line. But how is Design Build different from any other project that comes across their desk?
GENERAL CONTRACTOR VS. DESIGN-BUILD
A general contractor deals mostly with the construction aspect of the job. They typically did not design the building or created the plans. They are simply contracted to carry on the project as requested by their customer. They normally do not have control of what the final building, road, or site will look like. In some instances, projects might take a little longer because the general contractor was not part of the initial discussions when the plans were first created.
When a general contractor is asked to do a design-build, they are requested to do everything from A to Z. This includes starting with the design of the building, hence the name design-build. Architects, designers, and construction experts work together from start to completion, offering a turnkey product. Since all of the players are more than likely to have years of experience under their belt, they understand the permitting process, items that will be needed, and can offer a total solution for their customer. By using a design-build process, the timeline is more accurate due to the expertise and understanding of completing a construction project.
BENEFITS OF DESIGN-BUILD
The biggest advantage of a Design Build is the cost. By putting a package together, the general contractor can source out relationships they have created over several years. They will have more leverage on who they hire to subcontract the construction of the facility. Also, the GC has an excellent working relationship with the architect thus making changes that will improve the total cost of the project.
Working from concept to the end of the project does have its benefits. A GC like Birchmier Construction who has over 25 years of experience can offer the best guidance as a solution for your project. If a design-build is right for you, then you can expect Birchmier create a partnership to make the whole construction project go smoothly.