There are two primary ways to approach a construction project:
- Design-bid-build (three-step process)
- Design-build (two-step process)
The design-bid-build process is a traditional project delivery method that involves hiring an architect and contractor separately.
You pay an architect to come up with a design that fits your budget. Then you have contractors bid on your project. Finally, you select a contractor and begin construction.
If you use this delivery method, the architect and contractor will probably not have any direct legal connection — they are entirely independent from each other.
The design-build process, on the other hand, involves hiring a single company to complete the architectural design as well as all the engineering and construction aspects of your future practice.
While the design-build process is less common, it is often the most efficient and effective method of completing a construction project, especially for individuals with little or no experience in the construction industry.
Here are the five biggest advantages of using a design-build process to complete your new dental office…
- Big Advantage #1: Lower Project Cost
- Big Advantage #2: Financial Transparency
- Big Advantage #3: Better Quality of Construction
- Big Advantage #4: Very Few Change Orders
- Big Advantage #5: Better Relationships