For clients seeking a comprehensive, streamlined construction process, Clayton Construction Company offers design/build services. This means that CCC assumes all responsibilities for the design and construction of a project from concept to completion. The design/build process offers several advantages.
Advantages of Design/Build
- Enhanced communication between clients, designers, subcontractors, and other team members
- More cost-effective
- More efficient scheduling
- Project fast tracking
What to Expect When Partnering With Clayton Construction Company for a Design/Build Project
Enlisting an Architect
The design/build process begins with a non-binding letter of intent to engage an architect, a preliminary design and scope of the project, and the creation of an initial budget and timeline. Partnering with the architect early on in the process saves a significant amount of time and money when compared with the traditional design-bid method.
Setting a Budget
During the preliminary design phase, Clayton Construction Company works directly with clients to define and outline a comprehensive budget as well as set a guaranteed maximum price. This gives CCC a vast understanding of the client’s budgetary constraints and presents the option for clients to select value engineering solutions and materials where necessary.
The design-build approach brings in a minimum of three bids per trade necessary to complete each part of the project. After receiving bids, CCC will discuss and analyze details of all qualified bidders directly with the client. This allows clients an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, and have a direct hand in choosing exactly who will be completing the work on their specific project.
Having a design/build process in place creates a buffer between the client and trade workers to minimize potential risks as well as unnecessary design fees.