The process of Design Build puts a homeowner at the center of a process where the designer and the contractor work as a team. Listening to the homeowner’s goals about budgets and concerns while working together to achieve overall design and functionality of the project.
What is the Difference between Design Build and the General Contracting Process?
The traditional process (hiring a general contractor) is linear. Where as in Design Build, the homeowner discusses and reviews with an architect/designer about ideas and a suitable budget. The design is then drawn up and bids are gathered for various projects.
Since the homeowner is at the center of the process, many concerns over budget, materials, processes, deadlines are dealt with up front and surprises are held to a minimum.
Advantages of Design Build over the Traditional process
The homeowner has two key requirements – cost and design. The advantage of Design Build is that these two requirements are fulfilled simultaneously. The designer knows the cost of construction and can design accordingly. The contractor understands the importance of design and can build accordingly but still within the cost constraints.
Two key benefits to the homeowner of a Design Build Project.
Cost Control – Design Build projects control costs more successfully and give the homeowner a more consistent and predictable outcome.
Design Flexibility – Design Build offers flexibility during the construction process in terms of design, detail and finishing. Change orders ensure cost transparency.
Rule4 use the Design Build process for their remodeling, additions and home building services.
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