Design and building contractors work under a framework where the architect, engineers, and general contractor work together from the beginning of the project. That is commonly referred to as the design-build construction method. Under this construction method, a single contractor handles the entire project, unlike traditional construction, where multiple contractors handle your project. Here are the advantages of working with a design and build contractor.
1. Low Chances Of Conflicts
Under traditional construction, architects, general contractors, and engineers work independently. Even if they're experienced, each has different ideas for completing your construction project. If their ideas prove to be different, conflict will arise. And when this happens, it takes time to bring them back on board, resulting in construction delays. These sorts of problems aren't common under the design-build construction method. That's because one contractor is responsible for the entire project, with a team working under a unified goal. The team's engineers, architects, and general contractors develop a plan they've all contributed to, thus lowering the chances of a conflict arising.
2. A Streamlined Communication Line
One disadvantage of the traditional construction method is a higher possibility of communication breakdowns. And this is normal since different contractors and possibly sub-contractors are working on one project. In a situation with several contact people, expect constant disruption of communication flow, which inevitably leads to delays. But when you hire a design and building contractor, you don't have to worry about communication breakdown. Design and building contractors may have different teams, but they all report to a single project manager. That streamlines the communication process, thus preventing needless delays.
3. Timely Start Of The Construction Project
When you want your construction project to commence and complete early, you don't have the luxury of relying on multiple contractors. You can't overlap the design and construction phases when working with various contractors. Your builders can't start building if your designers haven't finished designing the building. However, it's possible to accelerate the construction schedule when working with design and building contractors. Building phases such as site preparation and foundation work can start early before completing the finer details of the building's design.
4. Harness The Contractor's Expertise In Both Fields
A design and building contractor is an expert in building and designing. On top of that, the contractor's teams include designers and builders who can collaborate seamlessly. That makes it easier for the builders to know how the designers work and vice versa. Such dual expertise leads to faster project completion and reduced errors, saves on construction materials, and lowers construction costs.
Contact a design and building contractor for more information.