Design-build is a collaborative project delivery method that can help a home remodeling project save money and time.
Architects, engineers, contractors, and subcontractors. When it comes to remodeling your home, it can be overwhelming thinking about all the companies you need to involve—but it doesn’t have to be. Over the last several years, the industry has shifted how home remodeling projects, and construction projects in general, are delivered by utilizing a method called design-build.
According to the Design-Build Institute of America, design-build is “the fastest growing and most popular method used to deliver construction projects in America.” So what exactly is design-build, and how can it be beneficial to your next home remodeling project?
What is Design-Build?
Design-build is a project delivery method where a project’s design and construction phases are combined into one contract with one singular responsible party. In this streamlined approach, the design and construction teams collaborate from the beginning of a project to the end to ensure the project’s goals are met. Simply put, the homeowner has one contract with one point of contact for the entire project.
Under the traditional design-bid-build delivery method, the homeowner manages separate contracts for design and construction. In this approach, the designer and contractor work independently instead of as a team, creating multiple responsible parties and leaving the homeowner with multiple points of contact.
Benefits of Design-Build
In the traditional design-bid-build project delivery method, there is little collaboration between the project team. Homeowners must often serve as the middleman between the designer and the contractor. This lack of teamwork can cause schedule delays and cost increases due to issues that could have been prevented through a collective team effort.
In contrast, the design-build delivery method turns an adversarial relationship into a partnership. The benefits of this delivery method are many and include:
- increased collaboration,
- open communication,
- expedited delivery; and
- lower project costs.
When the designer and contractor work together from the start of a project, they can address issues early on, proactively solve problems, and develop innovative solutions—all to the homeowner’s benefit.
Criner Remodeling’s Approach
At Criner Remodeling, we embrace design-build and have incorporated its collaborative nature into our process for the last 45 years. Our goal is to keep our process as streamlined as possible, which is why we handle your project from design to estimating to selection to construction.
Are you ready to simplify your home remodeling project by choosing a company that can manage it all? Consider Criner Remodeling. Contact our team of design and construction professionals today to see how we can manage your next project from design to completion