Advantages of design-build construction for property owners
By: Construction DesignWorks, LLC
By Scott Hamele, DBIA President and founder of Construction DesignWorks, LLC and Nationwide Commercial Inspections, LLC
Construction DesignWorks, LLC recently worked on three commercial construction projects that are great examples of the advantages of design-build construction compared to the typical design-bid-build (DBB) delivery method. The projects included us as a general contractor (GC) and were in the restaurant renovations (http://constructiondesignworks.net/
Time and money are the crucial advantages of design-build construction
Two of these projects were breweries and the other a restaurant. In all of these cases, we immediately obtained pricing for the demolition, new electric service, sub-grade plumbing and framing. We all understood that these particular items were essential and needed to be done regardless of the final details of the project.
We provided piecemeal-type pricing for each of these scopes of work for approval and then provided the service, accelerating the schedule. The remaining scopes of work such as the mechanical system, quantities and types of electrical devices and light fixtures, flooring selections, and wall colors, were all finalized and pricing firmed up.
While piecemeal pricing and phasing the design, development and construction of a project is not the preferred process, it does offer owners the ability to release the leading parts of the construction project early. This allows the design team and owners to concentrate on the all-important guest experiences (http://constructiondesignworks.net/
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