Design-build construction methods, where the designer and constructor are the same entity or are on the same team rather than being hired separately by the owner is gaining ground as a significant trend in design and construction today.
By positioning the designer and the constructor together (or by having the same person do the job), the building project goals are straightforward and become a high performance “construction project delivery system.” The owner can contact one party who acts as a single point of contact, responsible for delivering the project and coordinating the rest of the team. If something goes wrong with the project, a single entity is responsible for fixing the problem, rather than a separate designer and constructor who may blame the other.
This consistent, reflexive managerial oversight over the arc of a project schedule can maximize efficiency (time, cost, functionality) without compromising design performance or the quality of project outcomes.
After discovering and prioritizing the client’s requirements (functional, aesthetic, budget, schedule), design-build lets you identify contextual constraints, define initial parameters, set project direction, manage the financials with full client transparency, and refine progressive iterations of a design from both design and construction perspectives.
It’s trending! Get on board!