In successful design-build projects, everyone makes the mental shift to think and act as a single entity. Design-build is often compared to the concept of the Master Builder, by whom many of the great wonders of the world were built. The Master Builder was the embodiment of the contractor, architect, and engineer, depicting the earliest model for delivering design and construction as an integrated service.
At BEC, we believe that the ultimate quality, cost, and schedule control can be achieved by assigning total responsibility to a single entity—the Design-Builder. As your Design-Builder, BEC combines flexible planning with strong pre-construction and construction management to provide high-quality, high-value projects that exceed expectations.
This chart demonstrates how the design-build method streamlines the building process and can “fast-track” your project. While we’re applying for grading permits and working drawings are finalized, foundations can be poured, and decisions can be made about the building’s interior.
The Benefits of Choosing the Design-Build Approach
- Single Source Responsibility
- Project Costs Established Sooner—Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP)
- Open Book Job Cost Accounting
- Condensed Design and Construction Schedules
- Team Approach—Total Collaboration
- No Change Orders
- Lowest Possible Risk—Greater Risk Management
- Total Accountability
- Better Continuity
- High Level of Expertise