Traditional vs. Design-Build Construction Aug 10th, 2017 Design-build turns the traditional building process into a streamlined construction project. The design and construction process Traditional Building Method Design-Build Construction Conceptual Design Conceptual Design Initial Drawings Price Established Architect and Engineer Detailed Drawings Architect and Engineer Detailed Drawings based on approved and cost-based plans Bids From Construction Companies Permit(s) Pulled Price Established Interior Design Potential redesign to fit budget (back to the start of the design process) Project Management Bid accepted Construction Construction Punch List The role of the homeowner Traditional Building The homeowner must choose, manage, and have contracts with both the design team and the construction team. The homeowner is the communication point between the design team and the construction team. The homeowner must manage the project to ensure the plans are completed to the design concept. The homeowner must manage the construction costs and scheduling of trades/contractors. Design-Build The homeowner chooses a design-build firm and establishes a budget and concept. The homeowner is assigned a Project Consultant, Drafter, Conceptual Designer, Estimator, Interior Designer and Project Manager The homeowner enjoys watching their dream home building project being fully managed and completed by one team. Key differences Traditional Design-Build Designed to budget No Yes Easy Design Changes No Yes Single design and construction contract No Yes Quick and simple design and duild Process No Yes Whole project managed No Yes Benefits of the Design-Build process It’s quicker: The project price is established early in the process—your home will be designed to fit your budget eliminating the need for time consuming redesigns. The simplified process eliminates unnecessary tasks. It’s more cost effective: -Working to a defined budget from the concept phase often results in significant cost-savings. -Design-build teams have established processes from concept to completion, making the project faster and more cost-efficient. It’s less stressful: -The design-build team manages all aspects of the build process removing the project management role from the homeowner. -The homeowner only needs to work with one business making communication much easier. -The simplified process establishes costs early on so the homeowner doesn’t need to worry about spiraling construction expenses.