There are so many benefits to using design-build construction firms, it is surprising that more owners and investors don't hire design-build contractors for their new commercial construction projects.
Architects, Engineers and General Contractors don't always see eye to eye which can create a wide variety of issues. It is important for the project's success that these three entities work together seamlessly, and the coordination and camaraderie is often lacking if an adversarial relationship is formed which can often be the case if the owner has bid out the work solely on price in a competitive bidding process.
By choosing a qualified design-build construction firm like Avid Construction, these problems can be eliminated. The firm will manage the project by working closely with owners, investors and other parties by controlling all the construction elements from start to finish.
The primary elements derived from working with a design-build firm include:
sub contractor harmony
The firm will have a trusted set of qualified subcontractors that they know will deliver a successful construction project on time and within budget.
less responsibility for owners
Owners can rest easy knowing that any change orders that arise during the project any extra work that takes place due to unforeseen circumstances are the responsibility of the design-build contractor, not them. By doing a complete and thorough due diligence these situations are rare.
Clients may be set on using certain materials, but in many cases there is a less expensive alternative that still delivers the same capabilities or appearance. By consistently providing value engineering on the clients behalf is the kind of thing a design-build contractor will do. Controlling construction costs is in the design-build firm's best interest, since typically a profit sharing system has been worked out between the client and contractor and if the project comes in under budget, the client receives the bulk of the savings.