With any project size, several managers and teams are usually needed to complete it on time and on budget. Owners will coordinate individual contracts with each needed team in the most traditional way of managing construction projects. This can cause confusion and miscommunication and leave the owner with the headache of playing the part of the go-between amongst the contracted teams.
The Design-Build Difference
Using the design-build method ensures that work is not performed in a vacuum, isolated from the rest of the team members. It’s a highly interactive, trust-based, and collaborative process by designating one person – the builder – at the helm. The owner contracts solely with the contractor, who then forms a team with the architect and engineer to work collaboratively to meet the owner’s expectations, budget, and timeline.
The contractor will manage tasks relative to the project schedule and be an active participant during design coordination to make necessary adjustments to minimize any implications to the project cost or schedule. Additionally, having a single point of contact for the owner to go to will allow for better communication and less hassle for the owner. It can also sometimes allow for cost-saving opportunities for the owner as well.
Talisen’s Design-Build Model
Our Talisen team always utilizes the design-build model whenever possible with our clients, which helps ensure the success of all our projects from the get-go. By simplifying the process from the beginning using the design-build method, we find that it allows for cost-saving opportunities and a more streamlined and faster schedule. Additionally, with everyone acting as one team, it opens conversations for better innovation and efficiencies throughout the project.
The design-build method allows our team to focus better on delivering quality and timely results to our clients while maintaining proper communication, collaboration, and cooperation throughout the life of the project.