What is Design-Build?
Design-Build is a construction delivery method that provides owners with a single point of contact for both the design and construction phases of a project. One entity holds single-source responsibility and contractual risk for every aspect of a build – from estimation, assessments and pre-construction to architecture, engineering, subcontracting, construction and post-construction. This entity (DeHaan Homes), the Design-Builder, manages all contracts with companies, such as subcontractors, equipment vendors and materials providers.
You might say it’s a simple approach to construction. A team, working together from start to finish in open communication and purposeful collaboration to deliver otherwise unachievable results. It’s the notion that when owners sit at the same table with architects and builders, engineers and estimators, great ideas - the best – are born. And the way is paved for creative solutions to take hold, resulting in costs minimized schedules streamlined and efficiencies realized.
In a traditional project delivery, the owner (you) must manage two separate contracts. The owner becomes the middleman, settling any disputes between the designer and the contracts. The designer and the contractor are easily able to put blame on one another for cost overruns and other issues that arise.
In a design-build project delivery, the owner manages only one contract with just one single point of responsibility. The designer and the contractor are working on the same team, providing unified recommendations without excuses.
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