Why do Some Contractors Use the Design-Build Construction Method?

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 construction or remodel project. Their choice can have a serious 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 a good decision that minimizes risks means assessing a number of important factors including:

  • Budget
  • Risk assessment
  • Schedule
  • Level of owner control
  • A 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, design-build 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 changes is much easier. In addition, 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 and wider industry 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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