Integrating both the design and build phases
In years past, the build phase and the design phase were separated. First, the building is designed by architects. Secondly, contractors analyze the architectural design and bid on the amount that it will cost to construct the project. Thirdly, once the bid amount is agreed upon, construction takes place. When the two phases are separated, it often leads to problems. It is not uncommon for the client to become unhappy when the design conflicts with what can be built. In order to eliminate this issue, you can now uses design build contractors which integrate both the design and build phase together. This design build system, where all aspects of the build are under one company, is extremely convenient. Instead of having to hunt down many different good professionals such as architects, builders or re-modelers, you are able to get it all in one. Read more about savety at work Shackles.
Cuts Costs, Time, and Errors
These design build contractors are companies that are specialists in hiring both construction and design experts. This helps cuts down on time, money, and errors by streamlining this process through bringing all aspects of the construction process under one management team. Another advantage to using a design build contractor is that you are more protected since you are no longer caught in between the designers and builders. Often times, designers or builders will blame you for the miscommunication or errors that follow from miscommunication between designers and the construction team.
Easily Manage Finances
Another advantage to using a design build contractor is that finances are much easier to manage. Because both the design and building processes are now through the same company, the information between the two coincides and is much more clear and available. This also means that the project will be within budget because there isn’t a possibility of miscommunication since the same design contractor is managing all phases. Since there isn’t a disconnect, the company is aware of the overall budget and will be able to quickly and accurately determine if particular changes would put the project over budget.
Quickly Determine Solutions to Problems
It is also important to be able to quickly determine a reasonable solution to problems that will undoubtedly arise in the construction process. Using one company will improve communication as well as resolve disagreements between the designers and the construction crew, since they are on the same team.
Same Company from Start to Finish
Using a design build company also speeds up the entire process. One of the reasons for this is that the construction crew can begin before the entire design is finished. Design teams also tend to reduce the time it takes for bids.
One of the main reasons that client’s tend to prefer using design build contractors is because of their ability to handle everything “in house”. This is very appealing to clients because it means that no one will cut corners with quality of materials or labor. It is also very beneficial to have the same contractor work on the project from start to finish.