What is Design-Build?
Design-Build is a construction delivery method that provides owners with a single point of contact for both the design and construction phases of a project. One entity holds single-source responsibility and contractual risk for every aspect of the project — from estimation, assessments and pre-construction to architecture, schematics, engineering, subcontracting, construction and post-construction.
Advantages of SAB’s Design-Build Method
Design-Build offers many unique benefits and advantages that other construction methods simply don’t deliver. Because of its inherent flexibility, our design-build method lends itself well to a wide variety of project types. By combining the design and construction experience into one team, the owner realizes the benefits of Schachne Architects & Builders’ (SAB) single-source, turnkey process.
Single source of accountability
SAB’s design/build approach provides a single turnkey source for your entire project. In the classic design-bid-build method, the owner must: Select an architect/designer, finalize the design, bid the project, select a contractor, and then act as an intermediary. The design-build method fosters teamwork and lends itself to cooperation. The relationship built during the design phase helps to ensure that the stage is set for a successful construction project.
Discussing budget during the design phase (not waiting until the bids come in) helps to keep the projects within a realistic budget. Communicating the cost implications of design decisions ensures that the owner plays a key role in arriving at the final project price. Once the scope of work has been finalized, the project costs are clearly defined and controlled by SAB.
Specific design and construction details are being developed throughout the entire process, and the focus stays on owner “value”. The communication benefits of working simultaneously with the construction and design professionals at SAB ensure that potential problems are discovered before the project starts.
Faster project completionDesign build projects can be completed in a shorter amount of time because Bid time is reduced, scheduling for the project can begin before Design-build projects can be completed in a shorter amount of time because Bid time is reduced, scheduling for the project can begin before the design is finalized, potential construction problems are uncovered early and enhanced communication keeps everything moving forward.
The design-build method helps to remove the ambiguity that may arise in material and construction specifications. Since the designers are all under SAB, the focus remains on protecting the client’s interest.
The advantages SAB’s design-build approach are clear. Our clients profit from the synergy and consistency of service that comes from working directly with the same firm that’s designing and building their project – greater efficiency saves them time and resources. At Schachne Architects & Builders, we are 100% focused on results.