What is Design-Build?
Star Builders uses a building strategy called Design-Build, but what does that mean? Doesn’t all construction involve designing and building?
Let’s break it down.
The construction method is one of the most important decisions a property owner faces when starting a homebuilding project. Their choice can have a severe impact on the end product, and significantly affects how the process flows.
Fortunately, Star Builders recommends Design-build as an option for clients. So, why is the design-build framework preferable for general contractors? What are the disadvantages of traditional methods?
Design-build links otherwise disparate teams of designers, architects, and contractors; an alternative to traditional, and sometimes more risky, delivery methods such as design-bid-build and multi-prime.
The Design-Build Institute of America states that “This method of project delivery includes one entity (design-builder) and a single contract with the owner to provide both architectural/engineering design services and construction.”
Making the right decision that minimizes risks means assessing many important factors, including:
- Risk assessment
- Level of owner control
- Quality and responsive design process
Design-Build cuts down on wasted time during the planning and construction processes
Star Builders uses this method in many of our larger construction projects since it integrates the separate teams, thus speeding up the overall process. In addition to its efficiency, the design-build method is desirable because it involves only one contract. This delivery method fosters teamwork better than other methods.
Additional benefits for the property owner/primary decision-maker:
- Cost-effective projects
- Fewer changes during the process
- Collaborative, productive teamwork
- Faster results
Because our contractors and designers work closely together, meeting budget standards and minimizing modifications is much more comfortable. Also, there is more transparency between everyone involved.
According to the Design-Build Institute of America, the design-build method increases delivery speed by 33.3 percent and reduces cost growth by 5.2 percent.
By implementing this construction method for remodels, additions, and whole-home and facility builds, the team at Star Builders has forged lasting connections with local engineers, architects, specialty contractors, and designers.
Forging Relationships and Delivering a Better Product
Our relationships are part of what has made Star Builders an award-winning firm for commercial and residential construction.
We have earned recognition in the Salem community through integrity, strict adherence to state regulations, and our proven expertise in coordinating, supervising, and executing even the most challenging projects.
Encouraging our customers to be involved in the process, from concept to completion, makes us stand out in what would otherwise be an impersonal industry.
And our project managers use experience and a vast pool of resources to continually look for ways to maximize the value of your property. Fast-track your next project with our expert services.
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