What Is A Design-Build firm?
A design-build firm is a full-service renovation company that handles the entire project: from ideation through completion of construction. The architects, designers and contractor work on the same team, which allows for high levels of collaboration and seamless handoff from the architectural and design phases to construction.
Alternatively, some people opt for the design-bid-build approach. In this scenario, the client manages separate contracts for design and construction. It is up to the client to source an architect, and then share the drawings with various contractors. The contractors will then bid on the project and the client will select one to do the construction. This approach puts more of the burden of the project on the client, as they are responsible for overseeing the transition from design to construction. It also opens the project up to potential delays and budget issues, as there's not a defined process that all parties follow.
Learn more about the benefits of the design-build approach:
Read more benefits of the design-build construction method below: