In the commercial construction world, there are two main methods for getting the job done: design-build and design-bid-build. More and more clients are choosing the design-build method and it’s not hard to see why. Unlike the design-bid-build method, the design-build method brings the design and construction teams together to work efficiently as one. At Hearn Construction, Inc., we firmly believe that design-build construction can benefit your Indianapolis business and today we’re discussing why.
The design-build team and the owner form the construction team, all working together toward a common goal – to complete the project. This is a huge advantage and timesaver because when problems arise, there’s no pointing fingers or blame-shifting, just one team working together to find a solution. Having the team work together also contributes to the continuity of the project. Because they all work on the project from start to finish, the process is more efficient and effective, and the chances of things being overlooked is greatly diminished.
Single-Source Control and Responsibility
One entity controls all design and construction, while the designer, builder, and contractors all work together as partners. When the same group that designs the project also builds the project, much more attention is given to pricing and scheduling in the design phase. This is a big advantage because you are able to avoid any scenarios where the project costs more than the designer said it would.
Many design-build projects finish ahead of schedule, as there is one leader directing and communicating with the entire team. This is an advantage as it allows owners to make major decisions, ask questions, and consider different options during the whole process. The team works together to avoid taking steps backward which leads to a better, faster, and more cost-effective result.
The Design-Build approach results in a team-oriented strategy, with all project members working together from start to finish. To learn more about how this could benefit your upcoming projects, contact Hearn Construction today at (765) 452-2669. We provide efficient building design services throughout the Indianapolis area.