By creating a project team with the customer, architect/engineer and Kimball Construction Company, we save our customers both time and expense.
Instead of the owner contracting separately with the architect and the contractor, Design-Build typically ties the architect contractually to the contractor.United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
The design-build approach changes the traditional relationship between the architect, client and general contractor — combining the expertise of the design and construction professionals throughout the course of the project.
Our affiliation with design professionals across the United States allows us to offer a design-build relationship that benefits both the project schedule and budget.
Design-Build is a method of project delivery in which one entity – the design-build team – works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. One entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion – thereby re-integrating the roles of designer and constructor.
Owner must mange two separate contracts, settling disputes between the design and contractor. Designer and contractor can easily blame each other for cost overruns and other problems.
Owner manages only one contract with a single point of responsibility -- designer and contractor are on the same team, providing unified recommendations. Changes are addressed by design-build entity, not used as excuses.
· Single point of responsibility
· More cost effective & fewer change orders
· Early transfer of project risk
· Continuity between intent, design & construction
· Results you expect, instead of what's delivered
· Projects completed faster