With you, every step of the way.
What is Design-Build?
The design-build approach is a type of construction delivery method that combines the design and construction phases of a project into a single contract. When using other construction methods, like construction management or the design-bid-build approach, clients have different contracts with different entities, which can result in miscommunication leading to project delays and deficient work that can cause additional expenses.
Function, safety, and beauty are our go-to words when we talk about interior design. No job should be taken on without careful consideration of these priorities.
You want to work with someone who has a keen eye for form, texture and pattern. You want to see the ultimate colour combined with the perfect amount of light. And you want a contractor who knows how to bring that all together, and implement it in your project.
Our experts will propose functional, safe, and appropriate layouts for each different scenario to help create the abode of your dreams. By determining space requirements and selecting essential and decorative items, we can match your vision while making it functional, safe and beautiful.
Our Design-Build approach offers several advantages over the traditional methods including:
- Increased collaboration between designers and builders
- Reduced risk of project delays
- Improved cost control
The design-build approach can be used for a variety of project types, from small renovations to large new construction projects. The versatility of this approach allows for limitless applications such as the following:
- Land Development Projects
- Industrial facilities, like factories or large-scale production facilities
- Residential for single or multi-family homes
- Commercial, such as offices or warehouses
- Infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges, airports, or sewer systems
The Design-Build Process
Our Design-Build process has seven main phases that interact and coexist throughout the project. Said phases can be arranged in four categories:
Discovery is one of the most important stages of the construction process since it represents our first line of contact with you and your project. What are your plans? Is it a renovation or a new build? What is the budget? Is the project Residential, ICI, Military? All these questions and many others will be tackled during a discovery meeting. This conversation may take place over the phone, through email, a video call, or even during a site visit. Regardless, our top priority is you.
Our team of professionals is prepared to share their expertise and make recommendations, always considering your desires and budget. Once we’ve gathered all the necessary information to make a formal proposal, we will arrange a second meeting and present the results. We will go over the proposal, breaking down the details of your project while addressing any concerns that may arise. This approach will ensure a full understanding of the project scope between the client and the design-build team. As soon as the proposal is accepted, the pre-construction process begins.
The pre-construction stage is where we define your project’s planning scope while preparing a preliminary schedule. This is also the stage where we establish a Buildertrend portal profile so you can keep an eye on everything. Throughout this stage, we establish meetings regarding the intended result of your project. These meetings might include imagery, photos, and/or any other media that can illustrate your vision.
We create and present a detailed data analysis with our discoveries. We develop conceptual designs and establish a cost estimation. If needed, we will make any necessary adjustments based on your recommendations. Once accepted, we develop photorealistic 3D drawings that are presented to you for final approval. When approved, our team develops the architectural plans.
We carefully evaluate suppliers, select the best candidates, and prepare a final budget. Inspections and tests are done to ensure code compliance and to reduce the risk of unexpected scenarios, resulting in a solid foundation for your project.
Construction is the physical representation of your project. In this stage, you will be able to track its progress via Buildertrend. Buildertrend gives our clients 24/7, real-time access to their project requirements and information.
A dedicated project management team is assigned to your project to oversee construction. They are available to answer any questions and keep you updated on the latest developments to your project. The project management team develops and coordinates schedules to ensure deadline compliance. They also oversee material and equipment deliveries among many other duties that make your project a reality.
In post-construction our team takes care of all the finishing touches and clean-up so you can start enjoying your new space. To ensure your complete satisfaction, training is provided for every aspect of your new build. From heating systems to emergency shut offs, we’ll make sure you’re prepared with everything you need to know so you can experience your space’s full potential. Additionally, we offer a 2-year warranty on workmanship and after-construction support service so you can come to us with any questions.