Posted in Expertise You Can Count On, on Thursday Aug 17 2017
Ben Menaker - Director of Preconstruction, Project Manager
When undertaking a new capital investment, the methodology used for the design and construction is one of the most important decisions an owner will make. There are many different options to choose from: Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build, CMAR, CM-Agent, E-P-C, etc.
When it comes to complex facilities, Design-Build is the approach that is highly recommended. Our customers tell us that some of the key benefits of this approach are the understanding/control of costs and schedule, increased certainty of outcome, ownership of risk (technical performance, scope, schedule and/or budget), resource availability to manage the project, technical complexity of the project, and managing contracts.
As most our clients’ preferred method of delivery, Design-Build is a delivery method in which the design and construction services are contracted by a single entity. The Design-Build team team works as an extension of the client’s staff which means we work first to understand the vision, business objectives, requirements, and acceptance criteria in detail. Then, we assist the owner by managing all phases of the project, keeping the client informed. Additional benefits of Design-Build: