Why Should You Choose Design Build?

Here at Thrive Construction Group, we are huge proponents of the Design-Build process. Over the years, we’ve successfully completed both design-bid-build and design-build projects, and we strongly believe that design-build is best for everyone involved – the owner, the designer, and the builder. Choosing the design-build project delivery method offers many advantages, which, in our opinion, make it the best choice. We’ve compiled just a handful of compelling reasons why you should consider design-build:

1. Single Point of Responsibility:
With design-build, the owner has a single point of contact and accountability. The design-build team is responsible for both the design and construction aspects of the project. This streamlines communication and minimizes conflicts between separate design and construction entities.

2. Faster Project Delivery:
Design-build projects typically progress faster than traditional design-bid-build projects because construction can begin before the entire design is complete. This can result in quicker project completion, which can be crucial for time-sensitive projects.

3. Improved Collaboration:
Collaboration is enhanced when architects, engineers, and contractors work together from the project’s outset. This integrated approach fosters creativity, innovation, and efficient problem-solving.

4. Cost Control and Budget Management:
Design-build allows for cost estimating and value engineering early and often throughout the design phase. This helps keep the project within budget and minimizes surprises related to cost overruns.

5. Quality Control:
The design-build team is incentivized to maintain high-quality standards throughout the project. They have a vested interest in delivering a successful outcome since they are accountable for both design and construction.

6. Flexibility and Adaptability:
Design-build projects are often more adaptable to changes during construction. When issues arise or the owner has new ideas, the design-build team can work collaboratively to make adjustments without causing significant delays or disruptions.

7. Risk Management:
The design-build team assumes a significant portion of the project’s risks, including design errors and construction delays. This can provide peace of mind to the owner, knowing that the design-build team is responsible for addressing and mitigating these risks.

8. Sustainability Integration:
Design-build teams can incorporate sustainable and environmentally friendly practices more effectively since they work closely together from project inception. This can lead to more environmentally responsible designs and construction methods.

9. Cost Savings:
The collaborative nature of design-build often results in cost savings through improved efficiency, optimized construction methods, and value engineering. It’s easier to identify and implement cost-saving measures when designers and builders work together.

10. Streamlined Decision-Making:
With a single point of contact, decision-making is more straightforward and efficient. Owners can make informed decisions quickly, helping to keep the project on track.

11. Reduced Administrative Burden:
Owners may find that design-build reduces their administrative workload since they don’t have to manage separate design and construction contracts or coordinate between different entities.

12. Proven Track Record:
Design-build has a successful track record for both residential and commercial projects.

13. Customization:
The design-build approach is adaptable and can be customized to suit the specific needs and goals of a project.

If you would like to learn more about the design-build process, or if you have a project you are interested in exploring with us, please contact us!