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.

5 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.

  1. Single Source of Accountability
    The Design + Build approach provides a single source for your project from beginning to end. The Design + Build method fosters collaboration between all disciplines involved in the project creating a unified team approach.  Each phase of the process further solidifies the relationship between the client and the Design + Build team, setting the stage for a successful construction project.

  2. Budget Management
    In the Design + Build Method, discussion of a realistic budget is initiated at the onset of the project.  SAB’s unique ability to understand budget implications during the design phase alleviates the “sticker shock” that can occur when designing with an architect who completes the permit set. The client then sends the project out to bid only to discover the project is out of their budget range.

  3. Enhanced Communication
    Enhanced communication is inherent in the Design + Build Method.  The team is activated from the beginning of the project and stays involved through completion.  

  4. Faster Project Completion
    Design + Build projects reduce the amount of time required between design and the first shovel going into the ground. Design details are finalized during permitting thus streamlining the process. This results in faster project completion.

  5. Quality Control
    Quality is always an important aspect when crossing over from design to the finished product. The Design + Build Method ensures the integrity of the design is never compromised. Involvement from all disciplines throughout the process ensures that the execution meets SAB’s high design and quality standards and results in client satisfaction.

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.