By using GALBRAITH’s fast-track Design Build Construction services, our clients are able to occupy their finished facilities well ahead of standard construction timelines. Our Design Build capability uses one contractual agreement and one point of responsibility, which means you can rely on our services from beginning to end. Our approach alleviates anxiety caused by the coordination and interaction of disciplines required to achieve a finished structure. At the same time, we give you the ability to remain as involved as you wish in the construction management for your project.
Traditional Project Delivery
With the traditional project delivery method, the owner must manage two separate contracts which all-too-often creates an adversarial relationship between the designer and the contractor. If something goes wrong or an unforeseen circumstance requires changes, the designer and contractor blame one another for the cost overruns or schedule changes, often leading to litigation and delays which add to the project cost.
With Design-Build project delivery, the owner manages only one contract with a single point of responsibility, GALBRAITH. We will work together with the designer from the beginning, as a team, providing unified project recommendations to fit the your schedule and budget. Any changes are addressed by the entire team, leading to collaborative problem-solving and innovation, not excuses or blame-shifting. While single-source contracting is the fundamental difference between design-build and the old ways, equally important is it’s inherent culture of collaboration.
The integrated Design-Build service enables us to not only create and construct your project but also maintain and improve your facilities over time. By building relationships with our customers and having an intimate knowledge of your buildings and facilities, we are able to provide our services in a more efficient manner, ultimately saving you time and money and providing peace of mind.
Design-build saves time and money by encouraging innovation and collaboration
GALBRAITH was founded on the principles of design-build but there was a time when design-build was considered an “alternative” way to deliver construction projects. These days, nearly half of all the nation’s projects are delivered using the design-build delivery method. Here’s a great white paper from the DBIA, an organization that GALBRAITH is proud to be a member of.Read More
For owners to get a better understanding of the design build process, here is another great resource from the DBIA”Read More