The Design-Build Institute of America defines Design-Build as “a method of project delivery in which one entity – the design-build team – works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. One entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion – thereby re-integrating the roles of designer and constructor. Design-build is an alternative to the traditional design-bid-build project delivery method. Under the latter approach, design and construction services are split into separate entities, separate contracts, separate work. Across the country and around the world, design-build successfully delivers both horizontal and vertical construction projects with superior results – no matter what the project type”.
A recent study by Construction Industry Institute at Penn State found that, on average, the Design-Build model reduced construction time by 12% and costs by 6% when compared to the tradition Design-Bid-Build model. Although this study included a significant commercial component, we believe that the results are just as valid – maybe more so – in custom residential construction. That is why a Design–Build option is an important part of what sets Turnstone Custom Homes apart from the others.
McNeil Baker Design Associates, one our Design-Build partners, October 19, 2015
Depending on the novelty and complexity of your project, one of these models may work best for you:
With the Design–Build model the design process, the budget, material selections and scheduling are all being updated in a synchronized fashion. The end result for you – a well-executed project that is on time, on budget and devoid of fire drills.
Want to know more? Arrange a meeting at our Idea Center in Rehoboth Beach Delaware to discuss the model that will work best for you.