Design/Build

One of the most efficient and cost-effective methods of construction is the Design/Build concept. Design/Build is effective because it promotes efficiency by allowing the contractor and engineers to work together, using innovative means to find solutions to many technical problems before the construction process begins. It unifies the responsibility for the project under one source—the Design/Build team.

Addison Smith provides comprehensive mechanical design services on either a single source design/build format or as a design/assist partner. Design/Assist can be as simple as design review for constructability through BMI technologies or completion of design documents. Addison Smith can provide a guaranteed maximum price which provides strong incentives for completing projects on time and under budget. Other advantages are:

Addison Smith has executed Design/Build projects from several thousand to over $7,000,000.00

  • Accelerated Delivery – Actions such as estimating, value engineering and construction can proceed during the design phase.
  • Improved Team Concept – A partnership is created within the team. No adversarial relationships exist.

The team works closely with the builder to ensure constructability and the most cost-effective process.

Addison Smith’s Design/Build experience includes:

  • Health Care Facilities
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Retail Centers
  • Office Buildings
  • Institutional Facilities
  • Multi-Use Facilities+

Guaranteed Maximum Price – early in the process, a firm price can be established to ensure the owner’s budget is not compromised. This is better than plan and spec where the owner is subject to cost increases.

Single Source Responsibility – The designer and builder are on the same team.  They assume responsibility for all phases. The owner does not have to look to multiple sources of responsibility.

Design/Build is a concept that has gained popularity in recent years because it promotes efficiency by avoiding cost overruns and delays which would ultimately cost the design/builder and not the owner.