Traditional Building Processes Vs. Design And Build Process

By Nick Matteo | June 6, 2016

Discover how implementing the design build process can save you time.

The design and building process can often seem overwhelming to homeowners who have never gone through the process of new construction before. If you have decided you want to build your custom dream home, but are still in the beginning phases of planning, you may be struggling to identify the best plan of attack. Hiring a solid design and building team will get you started on the path to creating the luxury home you’ve always dreamed about.

Understanding the differences between the traditional building process and the more efficient design build process is essential knowledge to have before hiring a designer, architect and builder to complete your project.

Traditional Building Process

Design And Build ProcessAlso referred to in the construction industry as the Design-Bid-Build process, the traditional building process is the one you are probably most familiar with. In this approach, homeowners choose a designer/architect that works with them to plan out the layout of the home and drafts the blueprints for construction of the design based on the homeowner’s preferences and design aesthetic.

The design is then put out for a bid to various construction companies, and the homeowner selects a general contractor to hire to complete the building phase of the project. In this approach, the homeowner can select both a superb designer/architect and a reliable general contractor whose work is highly respected in the industry.

Design Build Process

Construction in the design build process starts when one entity – the design build team – is contracted by the homeowner to complete both the design and construction phases of the custom build project. A more unified and consistent flow of work generally shortens the time of the construction phase of both the design and the building processes due to increased efficiency.

In both approaches, the homeowner has ultimate control of the project. In the design build approach, however, managing communication between the designer and the general contractor is not necessary for the homeowner like it would be in the traditional building process, and this is a plus for many homeowners. This collaborative approach between the homeowner and the design and construction team from the outset of the project results in a more successful and productive project, with a more enjoyable experience for the homeowner.

If the design build process seems like it would be a good fit for you, there are building companies such as How Building Services that value the collaborative approach between the designer/architect and homeowner from the very beginning of the project. The value of this approach should not be underestimated, as you’ll see the same results in effectiveness and productivity, and be living in your dream home before you know it.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us today by calling us at 484-483-1690. We look forward to working with you!


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