The Design-Build Process

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Design/build is a project delivery system used in the construction industry. It is a method to deliver a project in which the design and construction services are contracted by a single entity known as the design/builder. In contrast to “design-bid-build,” design/build relies on a single point of responsibility contract and is used to minimize risks for the project owner and to reduce the delivery schedule by overlapping the design phase and construction phase of a project. “Design/Build with its single point responsibility carries the clearest contractual remedies for the clients because the Design/Builder contractor will be responsible for all of the work on the project, regardless of the nature of the fault”.

The traditional approach for construction projects consists of the appointment of a designer on one side, and the appointment of a contractor on the other side. The design/build procurement route changes the traditional sequence of work. It answers the client’s wishes for a single-point of responsibility in an attempt to reduce risks and overall costs.

The “design/builder” is often a general contractor, but in many cases a project is led by a design professional.  At Diamante Custom Homes, we work with several of the top designers in South Texas.  In most cases we tailor the designer to fit the look and feel you are trying to achieve.  So whether your taste is Contemporary or a more of a Tuscan/Mediterranean, we have you covered.  So if you are frustrated with your existing plans, if your plans have grown too big, or if your current plans simply will not fit your lot, we have the solution for you.

If you would like more information on how the Diamante Design/Build approach could work for you, give us a call at 210-341-6430 or click here.