What is Design Build and What Can It Do for You?

Design Build combines the traditional Design-Bid-Building process where an Architect or Engineer prepares design and construction drawings, has multiple bidders submit bids from which a bidder is selected to construct the drawing.  While providing the owner with multiple prices, the owner doesn't really know what his project will cost until he has invested a considerable sum of money have the drawings produced and bid.


The Design-Bid process combines both the design and construction into a single entity, a Design-Builder.  Early on, the owner will be able to have a strong idea of what the final project will cost.  In many cases a Design-Builder can provide a guaranteed maximum price for the Owner at an early stage.


Sometimes, a Construction Manager or General Contractor will contract with an architect who will work under the direction of the Construction Manager.  In other cases, this is a single, unified entity, with architects and construction managers all within a single organization.  At studiozONE, llc, we provide the latter.


studiozONE, llc, along with its sister organization, integrity Building Group, LLC provides owners with a single source of responsibility for both design and construction.  Owners are able to streamline and shorten the entire process while having a project that will be finished within the owner's budget.  studiozONE and IBG Detroit have successfully delivered projects for Owners using the Design-Build method.


For example, the Myst Lounge, in Southfield, Michigan, was designed by studiozONE and constructed by IBG Detroit under a single Design-Build contract.  The owner, Chris Roberson, was able to know at the very beginning of the project what the project would cost along with what he would be obtaining with the design.  During the construction process, the owner wanted to make a number of changes and with Design-Build this was able to be quickly accomplished on the fly to maintain the construction schedule.  At its best, Design-Build can provide early on a clear design and associated budget and eliminate many of the uncertainties for the Owner earlier than the traditional Design-Bid-Build process.


If you would like more information on what Design-Build can offer you, contact studiozONE or IBG Detroit for further information.



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