What is Design Build?

Many people might not understand the term design-build, so we’re here to explain it to you!

Design-build is a more simple approach to construction. It is a construction delivery method that involves one team working together on a project from start to finish. This allows for open communication and team collaboration to achieve the best results for clients. Design-build gives clients a single point of contact for the design and construction phases of a project.

The one team will take care of all aspects of the project, which includes estimation, pre-construction, architecture, engineering, subcontracting, construction and post construction. The design-builder will manage all the contracts with companies, like equipment rentals and more, which will keep everything in order and on track.

The traditional project method is that the owner must manage two separate contracts with a designer and a contractor. This is no longer the best way to work on projects as it can become a headache for the owner. Nowadays, clients are deciding to go with the design-build method as it’s simpler and more straightforward. The design-build process is becoming the most popular used construction method as everything is taken care of by one company, which allows the owners a peace of mind knowing everything will get done through one experienced team.

The design-build process has 5 main steps. These are:

  1. Selecting a design-build company
  2. Pre-construction assessments
  3. Architectural design
  4. Construction
  5. Post contsruction

Unlike other construction methods, all of these phases overlap because all of the company’s team members collaborate throughout the entire process and phases.┬áDesign-build can save an owner time and money as they only have to deal with one collaborative team.

Here at Argue Construction we are proud to offer Ottawa clients design-build services. If you have an upcoming commercial renovation or project the design-build process might work for you. Contact us to find out more!

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