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The Benefits of Design-Build Construction

The Benefits of Design-Build Construction

Design-BuildIn the past, those looking for construction services have often relied on the design/bid/build method of doing business, which has led to a lack of accountability during projects. Those who designed a project and those who were actually asked to carry out the plans came from two different companies, and that led to some confusion during the construction process. The design-build method of doing things has become popular in recent years because it involves the same company designing and building during construction. It creates less confusion and holds one single entity responsible throughout a project. Here are some of the benefits of going with a design-build construction company.

It leads to a more realistic budget.

When two companies—or more—are involved in a construction build, the budget can get thrown all out of whack. Each company might have a different idea of how much things are going to cost, and that can lead to an unrealistic budget that quickly falls apart down the line. When you work with a design-build construction company, they can provide you with a more realistic budget and then stick to it throughout the duration of a project.

It helps with communication issues.

When it comes to communicating during a construction project, it’s best to have one voice leading the charge that can clearly communicate what is going on. A design-build construction company can provide you with that voice and keep in constant contact with you with regards to what is happening during a project. You won’t have to worry about calling around to a bunch of different people to piece together the full story.

It ends with a quicker finished product.

From the beginning, a design-build construction company will know how long a project is going to take and then execute their plan to the best of their ability to get a job done. That will lead to projects getting done quicker, and it will also lead to fewer unexpected delays since only one entity will be responsible for carrying a plan out.

R.G. Smith Company understands the values of a design-build contractor and can provide you with the services you need to complete projects quickly and on budget. Call us at 330-456-3415 in Canton or 419-524-4778 in Mansfield today to learn more about the services we can provide for you.

Canton Poised for Construction and Development in 2017

Canton Poised for Construction and Development in 2017

Industrial and construction growth are heating up here in the Canton area. Several exciting new projects, like Prospect Industrial Park, have been announced recently, and just as the nation’s overall economy continues to exhibit signs of growth, Canton, too, is poised for a bevy of construction and development projects in 2017. As The Repository reported… Continue Reading

Benefits of a Design-Build Contractor

Benefits of a Design-Build Contractor

Constructing a new building can be a very confusing process for many people. From architects and designers to builders and contractors, there are usually quite a few people involved in a new construction, and it can make it difficult to get a straight answer about what’s going on throughout the process. It can also become… Continue Reading

Importance of Proper Excavation

Foundations are an integral part of any building, and considerable care and skill is required to install a foundation that will last for many years. Designing and building a good foundation starts well before the concrete is poured, though. A good concrete foundation starts with proper excavation. A foundation for a commercial building will need… Continue Reading

AISC Names IDEAS2 Winners

The American Institute of Steel Construction recently named the winners of the 2015 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program, known as IDEAS2. This program honors excellence in steel-frame building design and is the highest honor bestowed on building projects by the structural steel industry in the United States. If you… Continue Reading

Concrete vs. Cement – Knowing the Difference

Many people don’t know the difference between concrete and cement or use the two terms interchangeably. There are several distinct differences between the two substances, however. Let’s take a look at a few of the differentiating factors that make the two materials unique. For starters, cement is actually an ingredient of concrete, meaning cement is… Continue Reading