money and time by encouraging collaboration.
Design-Build provides the fastest route to project completion via a single point of responsibility, along with transparent processes, and proven teamwork owing to pre-established architect relationships. Projects are coordinated through one simplified contract, thereby reducing the required time dedicated to administration when compared to traditional multi-contract methods.
In traditional methods of project delivery, an architect is hired first. The owner works with the architect to design the entire project, and once the drawings are complete, a general contractor is hired under a separate contract. Because there is no collaboration between the architect and general contractor in the design process, this process typically requires a longer timeframe to project completion. Moreover, it often creates an adversarial relationship between the architect and the contractor. If something goes wrong or an unforeseen circumstance requires changes, the architect and contractor blame one another for the cost overruns or schedule changes, sometimes leading to litigation and delays which add to the project cost.
Using the Design-Build process, Cicero Construction partners with architects from the start to enable desired value engineering at every step of the project, simplifying administration requirements, and enabling fast-track delivery and cost savings. Architects are carefully selected based on sector experience, capacity, and capabilities to be the best fit for your project and budget. Any changes are addressed by the entire team, leading to collaborative problem-solving and innovation, not excuses or blame-shifting. One entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion.
Design-Build's collaborative project management means work is completed faster with fewer problems.
Design-Build places one entity accountable for cost, schedule and performance.
Design-Build creates an integrated team geared toward efficiency and innovation.
Decreased Administrative Burden
With Design-Build, owners can focus on the project rather than managing disparate contracts.
Design-builders meet performance needs, not minimum design requirements, often developing innovations to deliver a better project than initially imagined.
The Design-Build team assumes additional risk. Also, by closing warranty gaps owners virtually eliminate litigation claims.