What are the advantages of Design-Build over the conventional system of engineer and general contractor?
First and foremost, everybody is on the same team. We’re all in this together, and we all have the same goal: to arrive at a successful project that meets or exceeds the client’s expectations for their project. With one contract for the client, all design aspects for the project will fall under the control of the Design-Builder. This eliminates the burden for the Client of coordinating between the contractor and the design team. It is now completely under the control of the Design-Builder. During preconstruction, the design-builder will facilitate the meetings between the design professional and the client ensuring that the client goals are clearly established and met. During construction, the design professional is working with the design-builder ensuring that quality is maintained in every stage of the project. Finally, after construction, if there is a problem, you don’t have to wonder who to call. The design-builder coordinates all issues post-construction, even if it is design-related. Wright Construction has had great successes utilizing the design-build process and highly recommends it to its clients.