Design Build: Rethinking “Traditional” Construction Project Management
Construction is an industry that often gets caught up in the traditional way of doing things. Innovative techniques don’t always appeal to some of the big wig construction moguls because it isn’t “the way it’s always been done”New technologies and techniques are always being advanced and failing to keep up with them has been the downfall for a lot of construction firms. Especially when it comes to the design aspect of construction.
At Prodigy, we know the importance of keeping up with the latest construction innovations. It is something we must stay on top of to thrive in the industry and bring the best quality. One method that is gaining popularity in recent years is Design-Build Construction. It is also one of our main services and something we take great pride in.
What is Design Build?
In our search for ways to build smarter, we’ve turned the conventional ‘design-bid-build’ approach on end. Rather than compartmentalizing the construction designing, bidding and building functions, our resources allow us to bring them together as one integrated team of skilled construction professionals.
While many consider the “design-bid-build” delivery method to be the traditional approach to construction, this way of thinking has only really existed for about 150 years. The standard practice in construction for most of our history has employed the concept of the “master builder”, where the construction team was led by someone with the vision to design and the construction knowledge to make that vision a reality. The concept of the master builder more closely resembles the “design-build” delivery method, which is growing more prevalent with each passing year.
Design Build Construction with Prodigy
At Prodigy, Design-Build construction means we handle the entire process. We are your sole source for design and construction. Utilizing our resources to complete the entire design-build project and being your only point of contact has many advantages. Communication is made easier which reduces mistakes. Communicating exclusively with our team and with the customer streamlines the process and makes it easier to avoid any mishaps.
This approach is easier because you deal with one source instead of several. That means one point of contact to hold accountable for design, budget, schedule, construction, safety and quality. It also results in efficiencies of production and outstanding quality. With one team coordinating, mistake-proofing, following up and completing tasks at the same time, we can ensure that the methods and materials used will maximize the value of the finished product and your overall experience with us.
Why Chose Design Build Construction Management?
Design-Build construction projects allow you to get a price estimate sooner and cut down on overall completion time. Allowing you to get start making money sooner rather than later. Higher quality buildings come out of Design-Build projects. We know exactly what kind of materials and care these building need, because we designed them!
All of these advantages of a Design-Build system work to save you money and provide a higher quality finished project. Faster completion time and less mistakes account for less strain on your pocket, and our sole accountability means a building we can all be proud of.
The finished product from your Design-Build project is guaranteed to be a cohesive and high quality structure in every aspect.
When you work with us on a design-build basis, you’ll enjoy:
- Our team is a single source for design and construction
- A team of experienced professionals whose expertise best corresponds with the specific requirements and scope of your project
- A check-and-balance system between design and construction that helps preserve the budget while maintaining a high level of quality
- A guaranteed maximum price far earlier than with the traditional design-bid-build approach
- Reduced project duration so high-interest construction loans can be converted into lower-rate permanent financing allowing a return on investment sooner
- Higher quality from ensuring performance and building life-cycle needs, not just minimum design requirements
Our history with the Design-Build process goes back a long way. We have managed to stay ahead of the curve and refine our methods throughout the years.
We have completed structurally sound and visually appealing Design-Build projects for hotels, retail companies, fire departments, and more. Our Design-Build process is so versatile and effective that it allows us to prove consistent quality for any type of project. This is why it has become the cornerstone of our business.