What makes design-build delivery a superior method for building projects? The secret is communication.
When you’ve got a construction job that needs to get done, how do you choose your contractors? If you’re using a design-bid-build process, there’s a good chance that you’re going to be paying too much and not meeting scheduled deadlines. That’s just the risk you take. At Tucker Paving, we prefer to use the design-build delivery method for construction projects, and we’ll tell you why.
What Makes Design-Build Delivery Preferable?
Design-build means that the architects and builders are working together as a team from the very beginning. There are several factors that make the design-build delivery model more effective than other methods of building. Here are just a few.
- Cost savings. First and foremost, design-build delivery winds up costing on average six percent less than design-bid-build projects. This is because when the designer and the builder communicate from the get-go about costs and fees associated with the project, they can more easily estimate totals and stick to budgets. It’s not just a matter of an architect drawing up elaborate plans regardless of cost.
- Teamwork and accountability. The design-build team and the owners of the project work closely together throughout the process. Challenges are met as a cohesive unit, rather than with finger-pointing a buck-handing. When the same team that designs a project is building it, there is a stronger sense of commitment to doing the best job, in the best way, for the best price.
- Time management. A design-build process allows the team to carefully coordinate all the schedules and timelines inherent in a building project. The ability to communicate quickly and efficiently allows the team to synchronize the different parts of the project so that things happen in a timely manner.
When you have a project that needs to get launched, consider Tucker Paving for your foundational needs, such as paving and resurfacing. We have a great deal of experience in design-build projects, and we can help you get your project finished on time and within budget.