Design/build is a method of project delivery in which the owner contracts directly with a single entity that is responsible for both design and construction services for a construction project.
As a design/build contractor, Cornerstone Builders Group assumes full responsibility for the project while working with the owner as a partner, thus assuring clear communication to maximize results and avoiding potential problems. The benefits gained in the design/build process include the following:
Single point of contact The project is in the hands of a single entity, freeing the owner to focus on scope/needs definition and timely decision making. The design/builder is motivated to deliver a project successfully by completing multiple objectives, including the quality, budgeting and scheduling for a timely completion.
Cornerstone Builders Group warrants that it will produce design documents that are complete and ready for permit. The owner’s requirements and expectations are documented and then Cornerstone assumes responsibility of producing a quality project.
Value engineering and constructability are continuously utilized by Cornerstone’s design team to evaluate various methods and materials efficiently and accurately.
The design/build system of overlapping the design and construction allows the project to move forward immediately after the design process, eliminating the time consuming effort of bidding and securing a qualified contractor.
Reduced administrative burden
During actual design and construction, the owner can lessen the burden and can focus on timely decision making instead of investing time and money coordinating separate contracts of design and construction.
Early guarantee of construction costs
Design and construction costs are estimated simultaneously so the team can accurately predict the costs for the complete project.
Improved risk management
Aspects of cost, schedule and quality are defined early and clearly and the responsibilities/ risks are appropriately balanced