Considering Design-Build for Your Project
If saving money and time are your priorities, consider design-build for your residential project. With the right team assembled, the process is simpler for the owner, moves faster, and avoids the typical conflicts of conventional projects.
The Owner’s Role
The homeowner selects a design-build company and develops criteria for the project. Their preestablished expectations narrow down which design-build team’s approach will be complimentary. During the design phase, the owner provides feedback to the design-build team on the adequacy of their plans, schedule, and budget projections. In the construction phase, the owner makes material selections with the help of a designer and verifies that the design-build team is executing their vision.
During design creation as well as construction, Hendel advocates for the owner’s input and aids in evaluating design costs, architectural cohesiveness, and overall structure. This support accelerates and simplifies document preparation, and eliminates unnecessary confusion over selections or design complexity. Hendel then carefully monitors the design’s progression, measuring projected costs and deadlines against the owner’s budget criteria. All plans are reviewed for potential constructibility issues, allowing us to match projects with subcontractors whose experience suit the skills required. Throughout construction, we anticipate upcoming design decisions and communicate when the homeowner’s opinion is essential. As the project takes shape, we offer recommendations on finishes and materials that will serve the owner’s big-picture design goals.