Overview of Our Design-Build Services
Design-Build services are a construction delivery method used by Bell Construction Company to provide clients with a single point of contact for both the design and construction phases of a project. These features can help ensure that the project is completed successfully, on time, and within budget.
So, for example, instead of a company owner contracting separately with an architect and a contractor, our Design-Build approach typically ties the architect contractually to the contractor. The contractor then enters into a Design-Build contract with the owner. The owner then deals with one entity, the Design-Build team, and not each one separately.
Key Features of Our Design-Build Services
- Collaboration: In Design-Build services, the designer and contractor work together as a team from the beginning of the project, providing unified project recommendations to fit the client’s schedule and budget. This helps to ensure that everyone is on the same page throughout the project
- Single-Source Responsibility: Here, one entity holds single-source responsibility and contractual risk for every aspect of the build, from estimation and assessments to architecture, engineering, construction, and post-construction.
- Efficiency: Project efficiency can be improved by providing a single point of contact, improving collaboration, and reducing the need to coordinate multiple companies.
- Cost Savings: Design-Build services can help manage project costs by providing accurate cost estimates, identifying cost-saving opportunities, and ensuring that the project stays within budget.
- Time Savings: Time can be saved me by eliminating the need to coordinate multiple companies and providing a single point of contact for the owner.
- Quality Control: This feature helps to ensure that the project meets the required quality standards by monitoring the construction process, identifying potential issues, and implementing quality control measures.
- Flexibility: Allows for tailored services to meet the unique needs of each client, ensuring that the project is completed successfully.
- Innovation: Design-Build services can encourage innovation by bringing together the designer and contractor to work collaboratively on the project.
Design-Build Versus Other Construction Delivery Methods
In comparison to other construction delivery methods, such as Design-Bid-Build and Traditional Construction, Design-Build offers several benefits in terms of cost and quality. Here are some of the key differences:
- Design-Build services can help manage project costs by providing accurate cost estimates, identifying cost-saving opportunities, and ensuring that the project stays within budget.
- A Penn State study found that the Design-Build approach can save 6% on project costs while significantly shortening completion time.
- Design-Build services can help ensure that the project meets the required quality standards by monitoring the construction process, identifying potential issues, and implementing quality control measures.
- Traditional Construction allows for more control over subcontractor selection, but may result in higher costs and longer timelines.
- Design-Bid-Build can generate competitiveness among bidders, allowing for the project owner to choose the cost, but may result in lower quality work.