Why work with a Design-Build Firm?

When it comes to your remodel/renovation, there are dozens of variables that influence and shape the scope of the project. From the start to finish of your project, there are sequences of steps that are best accomplished with meticulous attention to detail and reliable communication. This is where a design-build firm becomes a favorable option. A design-build firm is a company that handles all aspects of the construction process, from design to construction. This means that the complex and multi-dimensional nature of you project is conveniently handled under the umbrella of one reliable business, and organized in standard operation procedures for efficient deliverance of services! Design Build Firms, such as Factor, reduce your headache around the intertwining logistics, operations, project management and planning of a remodel project. Let’s get to know a bit about the Design-Build Firm advantage, and the way we work at Factor!

What is a design-build firm?

A design-build firm is a company that handles all aspects of a construction project, including design, engineering, and construction. Unlike traditional construction methods where the owner hires separate contractors for each phase of the project, a design-build firm is responsible for the entire project.

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What are the advantages of using a design-build firm?

Using a design-build firm has several advantages. Let’s unpack a handful…

  • Streamlined communication: Since all aspects of the project are handled by one company, there is no need for the owner to coordinate between different contractors, which can be time-consuming and confusing.
  • Consolidated time, energy, and resources With a design-build firm, the design and construction processes overlap, which can save time, energy, and resources. The firm can also use its expertise to optimize the project’s design and construction for cost savings.
  • Single point of responsibility: Since the design-build firm is responsible for the entire project, the owner has a single point of responsibility, which can simplify the construction process.

What is the process of working with a design-build firm?

The process of working with a design-build unfurls in a couple major steps. These main steps reduce down to…

  • Initial consultation: You will meet with your design-build firm to discuss the project’s scope, budget, and timeline.
  • Design phase: The design-build creates a design for the project based on the owner’s specifications.
  • Pre-construction phase: The design-build works with the owner to finalize the design, obtain permits, and prepare for construction.
  • Construction phase: The design-build begins construction on the project.
  • Post-construction phase: The design-build conducts a final inspection of the project and ensures that all requirements have been met.
  • Factor Warranty phase: Though most design-build firms do not offer this service, Factor implements a 2 year warranty program following the completion of your project, where we remain a resource and support system for a 2 year warranty period!

How long does the construction process take?

The length of the construction process depends on the scope of the project, the complexity of the design, and other factors such as weather and material availability. A design-build firm can provide an estimated timeline based on the project’s specific details.

What if I want to make changes to the project during construction?

Changes to the project can be made during construction, but they may affect the timeline and budget of the project. A design-build firm will work with the owner to determine the feasibility of the changes and the impact on the project.

Utilizing the services of a design-build firm can simplify the construction process and save time and money. By understanding the construction process of a design-build firm, owners can make informed decisions and ensure a successful project.

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