What is a Design/Build Project System?
Design/Build is a project delivery system used in the construction industry. It is a method to deliver a project in which the design and construction services are contracted by a single entity known as the design–builder or design–build contractor. In contrast to “design–bid–build” (or “design–tender”), design–build relies on a single point of responsibility contract and is used to minimize risks for the project owner and to reduce the delivery schedule by overlapping the design phase and construction phase of a project. “DB with its single point responsibility carries the clearest contractual remedies for the clients because the DB contractor will be responsible for all of the work on the project, regardless of the nature of the fault”. (source)
During the construction of any project, the coordination of the trades is an integral part of the process, especially with respect to the architecture, mechanical, engineering and electrical trades. Edmondson Construction will provide the lead in these areas to ensure a consistent, value based approach to your finalized project.
The Design/Build Process
The Design-Build process has five primary phases:
- Selecting a Design-Builder
- Pre-construction assessments
- Architectural design
Unlike some construction methods, phases overlap, and team members collaborate throughout the process to provide rapid project delivery.
Close Out of Your Project
One of the most critical stages of the construction process is the commissioning and closeout of the project. Our team will close out your project in the most efficient manner. Our commitment to your project extends well after you move into your new/updated location.