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How Working With Design Build Contractors Benefits Industrial Businesses

How Working With Design Build Contractors Benefits Industrial Businesses

Design-Build Contractors Are you thinking about building a new workspace for your company? Or are you interested in adding on to an existing workspace? Either way, you should strongly consider doing it with the help of a design-build contractor. As their name would suggest, design-build contractors are contractors capable of designing a new workspace for you before building each and every aspect of it. Check out a few reasons why working with a design-build contractor is so beneficial below.

Makes communicating about a project easier on you

If you decide to hire someone to design a new workspace for you and someone else to build it for you, you’ll be required to stay in constant communication with both parties throughout the process. You’ll also need to work to make sure they’re communicating all the time as well so that everyone is on the same page. By going with a design-build contractor instead, you can make communication a whole lot easier on everyone involved. You’ll only have to touch base with one point person as opposed to several different people.

Ensures all the work on a project gets done on time

The more people that you have involved in designing and building your new workspace, the longer it’s going to take for it to get done. Your project is going to slow to a crawl when you have different parties depending on one another to complete a project. Working with a design-build contractor will eliminate the potential for this since there will only be one company heading up every part of a project.

Prevents mistakes from being made during a project

Outside of slowing down a project, working with a bunch of different people at once will increase the chances of mistakes being made. It’ll be easy for someone to make a mistake and point the blame at someone else when there are lots of parties working towards finishing a project. But with a design-build contractor, there will only be one party responsible for any mistakes that are made. That company will work hard to limit mistakes and to complete your project the right way.

If you need a design-build contractor to work on a commercial or industrial project for your company, call R.G. Smith Company at 330-456-3415 (Canton) or 419-524-4778 (Mansfield) today to hear about our design-build services. We can set you up with the services you need to bring your construction plans to life.

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