The Design-Build Advantage
The main advantages of a Design/Build process over the traditional process are:
- The D/B team will contractually serve the Client as one entity to provide a single source of responsibility.
- The construction personnel are immediately involved at the beginning design portion of the project. This allows the contractor to fully understand the scope of the project when submitting preliminary estimates to the final construction cost, where a third party contractor would be at a disadvantage because of a typical estimating period of two weeks. The saying for this is “we won the bid, now we have to build it,” meaning they may have left something out of their bid.
- Based on early and full involvement with the design process, the construction team will be able to establish more accurate cost estimates earlier in the process.
The Sholar Veterinary Architecture team has completed numerous projects throughout Colorado and the United States over the years. We have also worked well with other architects and contractors to create the best team for the project.