The term design-build represents a turn-key project, meaning Jade Group will take a project from concept to completion while utilizing our partnerships with architecture, engineering, and design firms.
Key benefits of design-build:
With both design and construction in the hands of a single entity, there is a single responsibility holder for quality, cost, and schedule adherence. Jade Group is motivated to deliver a successful project by fulfilling multiple complementary objectives, including aesthetic and functional quality, efficient budgeting, and a timely completion schedule. Design-build allows the owner to focus on scope/needs definition and timely decision making rather than on coordination between designer and builder.
Design-build's singularized responsibility creates expectations for quality and proper project performance. The project owner's requirements and expectations are documented in performance terms and it is the design-build entity's responsibility to produce the expected results. Jade Group warrants the owner that it will produce design documents that are complete and error-free. This attention to quality does not end during the construction process, as the designer becomes the master builder, managing construction of the project to completion.
With design-build, design and construction personnel work and communicate as a team to accurately evaluate the cost-efficiency of alternative materials and methods. Value engineering and constructability are utilized most effectively when designers and contractors work as a team during the entire design process.
In a design-build system, design and construction phases overlap, eliminating bidding periods and redesigns, thus significantly reducing total design and construction time. Furthermore, materials and equipment procurement and construction work can begin before the construction documents are fully completed. The time savings created by this system translates into lower costs and earlier occupation of the completed facility.
Reduced Administrative Burden:
Design-build may potentially reduce the owner's administrative burden during procurement. During actual design and construction, the owner is not required to invest time and money in coordinating and smoothing out separate design and construction contracts, but is instead able to focus on decision making.
Advance Knowledge of Construction Costs:
Construction costs are known far earlier in design-build than in other delivery systems. Jade Group simultaneously estimates construction costs and can accurately conceptualize a completed project. Staged contracting for design-build services affords the owner "go, no-go" decision points during design. The decision to proceed with a project is made before substantial design expenditure and with knowledge of final project cost.
Improved Risk Management:
Performance aspects such as cost, schedule and quality are clearly defined while responsibilities and risks are appropriately balanced. Individual risks are managed by the party best positioned to manage that risk.
Each of the numerous participants in individual processes of planning, designing, financing, constructing and operating physical facilities has a different perspective on project management for construction. Specialized knowledge is very beneficial, particularly in large or complicated projects, since experts can provide valuable services. However, delays may occur when key stakeholders don't understand how these parts fit together. Waste, excessive cost and delays can result from poor coordination and communication among specialists. It is particularly in the interest of owners to prevent such problems.
Each specialty has made important advances in developing new techniques and tools for efficient implementation of construction projects. However, an understanding of the umbrella process of project management enables these specialists to respond more effectively to the owner's desires, thus improving their productivity and quality of work. The key to this synergy is central control and management and that is what Jade Group offers you with the design-build system.