Industrial Design-Build Services
Design-build is a method of project delivery in which the design-build entity works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. In the context of our business, this addresses strictly the automation portion of a total project. The result of one entity and one contract is a unified flow of work from initial concept through completion, thereby re-integrating the roles of designer and constructor. Design-build is an alternative to the traditional design-bid-build project delivery method. Under the latter approach, design and construction services are split into separate entities, separate contracts, separate work. Design-build successfully delivers automation projects with superior results, no matter what the project type.
Streamlining project delivery through a single contract between the owner (or the construction manager) and the automation design-build team allows for the automation project to be successfully completed faster, more cost effectively, and with fewer change orders. Construction Industry Institute research shows that compared to the design-bid-build method, design-build results in 6% less cost and 33% faster delivery, with accompanying reductions in cost overruns and schedule creep.
A related, foundational component of design-build is the FEED+ study. This process takes the traditional FEED study one step further by incorporating construcatbility issues and elements into the study process. This further contributes to the compression of the schedule by assuring that electrical construction requirements are part of the project design process.
With PMI-certified project managers and electrical installation capabilities, we are perfectly positioned to deliver these benefits to your next automation project.
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