What is Design Build anyway?
The Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) (https://dbia.org/what-is-design-build/ ) describes the process as “…a method of project delivery in which one entity works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services.”
In short, this means that the home or property owner signs one contract with a company that designs, manages, and constructs the project from beginning to end. This is unique in the way that design and construction projects are usually handled – the old way involved many contracts and contractors, often leaving the owner to manage many entities and end up spending more time and money than planned.
1. Controlled Costs
Talking about the budget during the design phase helps to keep your renovation or new construction within a range that you have planned for. It’s easy to design big without considering material and labor costs but you’ll often spend much more than you bargained for once you see the contractor bids start rolling through. Once the scope of work has been settled on, the costs associated with your project are clearly defined so there are no surprise expenses.
2. Shorter Project Timeline
Design build creates opportunities for clients to sit with big decisions, ask questions, and consider their options. Projects can be completed in a shorter amount of time because
- We reduce build time by using only our most trusted sub-contractors
- Project scheduling can begin before the design is even finalized
- Potential construction problems are uncovered early
- Enhanced communication within the company keeps the project on schedule
3. Better Communication, Better Product
The conventional design-bid-build process leaves a lot of room for error and miscommunication due to a lack of collaboration. With the design build method, the design team and the build team have an established method of communication with the homeowner or property owner to ensure that their dream is being delivered. DMG Design+Build even has an integrated cloud-based Client Portal so that you can see every inch of progress made while maintaining our internal accountability.
The design build method helps to remove the ambiguity that may arise during the building phase. Since the designer and builder are from the same company, the focus remains on protecting your best interests and delivering a quality product.
DMG – A Premier Design Build Company
DMG Design+Build is the premier design build company in New Orleans and has delivered beautiful award winning designs to many very happy homeowners. We have years of professional experience in construction, and we understand pricing, sequencing, and most importantly. . . design. From blueprint and design to post-construction cleanup and landscaping, we provide services in the Greater New Orleans area for every stage of your home renovation or new construction project. Our clients rave (www.DMGnola.com/home-builder-reviews/ ) about their experiences working with us because we value communication and quality workmanship. Below are photos of a Metairie design build project by DMG from concept to completion. You can also scroll through our Portfolio ( www.DMGnola.com/home-remodel-ideas-portfolio/) to see some of our other previous projects.