Design-Build Services

What Is Design-Build Service?

Design-build is a method of project delivery in which one entity – the design-build team – works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. One entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion – thereby re-integrating the roles of designer and constructor. Design-build is an alternative to the traditional design-bid-build project delivery method. Under the latter approach, design and construction services are split into separate entities, separate contracts, separate work.

Choosing a design-build company in Denver that can cost-efficiently and accurately turn the customer’s vision into reality is essential in ensuring the job stays on track and yields the desired result. Whether it’s a simple kitchen renovation or the construction of a dream home, hiring a construction company that’s skilled in architecture design is crucial. Here, potential clients can learn how to hire the right firm for the job.

More Than Construction, FABER Inc. also specializes in Design-Build Services

  • Look at Examples of the Firm’s Work
    Past work is a reliable indicator of future quality, and potential clients should ask any design-build service contractor for a portfolio. It’s important to ensure the company’s work is a match for the client’s vision. For instance, if a firm focuses primarily on kitchen renovations and the customer needs a five-bedroom house, it may not be a good fit. During the initial interview, the client should ask how daily operations will be handled. Having a good idea of the company’s workflow can keep anxiety at a minimum.

  • Get References
    Just like hiring an attorney or financial planner, it’s important for potential clients of a design-build company to ask for references and get in touch with these references to verify the quality of the work. Online portfolios are useful, but an in-person viewing can give the client insights into things that may not have been visible in photos.

  • Set a Realistic Budget
    Clients should find out early how the designer/architect and build charges for his or her time and plans. Some firms charge an hourly rate, while others charge by the square foot. Still others charge a percentage of the construction cost. By learning the company's fee schedule, a buyer can ensure they find a firm that meets their budgetary needs.

  • Determine the Completion Timetable
    Certain firms offering design-build service in Denver have faster turnaround times than others have. However, the project’s size and complexity play important roles in how quickly an architect or designer can develop plans. For instance, an exterior design plan usually takes less time than blueprints for a complete interior renovation.

Hiring a design-build service company is not always an easy task, but there are ways to simplify the process. By keeping these guidelines in mind when choosing, the client is more likely to find someone who will help the project proceed smoothly. We service all of Denver metro area and front range communities. If you have any questions or would like to hire FABER Inc. to help, contact us today!