Design Builder Offers Expedited Schedules

By Scott Hamele

Construction DesignWorks Design Builder

Lightning Fast Construction Projects

By Scott Hamele, DBIA President and founder of Construction DesignWorks, LLC and Nationwide Commercial Inspections, LLC

In almost every design-build project situation I have been involved in, the owner is interested in two key things: an expedited delivery and a not-to-exceed budget. Only a design builder can offer both. It doesn’t matter if it is an interior tenant finish, ground up building or a civil project, the design-build delivery method offers benefits others cannot. The design-bid-build process takes too long and offers no guarantee what the final price will be. If the owner already knows the total project budget and required delivery date, the owner would be at a huge advantage by hiring a design builder. That way the design construction team can figure out all products and components of a project which can be evaluated during the design phase based on quality and cost.

Design Builder Expectations in Three Buckets:Design Builder Three Buckets

  • Operational necessities to guarantee success of business – This includes items such as total size of the project, number of offices, conference rooms, break rooms, reception size, etc.
  • Life safety and minimum building code requirements – These are things such as number of restrooms, size and length of hallways, fire safety, number and location of exits, and more.
  • Wants not needs – Things such as granite counter tops, imported tile and back-painted glass marker boards are wants, not needs. Only if the budget can afford it, will items like these be considered. You can be frugal and creative at the same time.Design Builder Success

In order for a design-build project to be successful, all design-build parties need to be aligned and communicate well. Everyone’s ideas should be heard and considered, but quickly decided on. Only then can a lightning fast delivery be met under budget.

Construction DesignWorks uses its hands-on approach and design expertise to create and develop a winning design builder team that is specialized for each customer. Their complete turnkey solutions align with the unique business needs of various types of real estate. Construction DesignWorks, LLC. is located at 21961 West 83rd Street in Shawnee, Kansas. If you are looking for a building contractor or for more information about interior design-build, call (913) 745-4727 or visit their website

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