A "Design/Build" approach is different than the traditional "Design/Permit/Build" approach. This approach does more than simply secure the building permit; it brings together the Design Team, a selected General Contractor, the Client, and other specialists (i.e., real estate marketing groups) to collaborate in the design process. The Design/Build Approach is focused on making projects simpler, smarter, faster and more efficient.
As this is typically a fast track process, the construction materials and methods, as well as the construction GMP (Guaranteed Maximum Price), are established prior to the completion of the permitted Construction Documents. It is essential that the Design Team, the General Contractor and their subcontractors and material suppliers be experienced in this design approach.
The collaborative team offers our Clients the ability to design, manage and oversee construction through one integrative service that provides the following benefits:
- Single-source responsibility
- An integrated design and construction team
- Designer-led design-build team
- A partner in meeting objectives
- Enhanced quality
- Faster project completion
- Early-known costs
- Reduced change orders and owner risk
- Lower overall project cost
- Higher owner satisfaction
We, at Allenby and Associates, have hands-on, working knowledge and past experience in this innovative approach. It is often the most effective and efficient means to our client’s desired result of producing a graceful example of marketable architecture, constructed within budget and schedule, with the least amount of challenge.