Design Build

Barker Kappelle Construction utilizes the method of Design-Build to deliver the utmost satisfaction to all clients. This process gives the client one cohesive team, as opposed to the traditional process of client, architect and contractor acting separately (Design-Bid-Build). Drawing from many relationships with architects, engineers, and consultants, Barker Kappelle Construction hand picks professionals who are most qualified for each individual project. This specialized team then meets to discuss and develop each aspect of the design and cost for all construction phases. Barker Kappelle’s Design-Build team approach produces a cohesive, efficient, and highly customized result for every project.

We adhere to the Design Build Institute of America’s definition of Design-Build and advantages of its use:

What is Design-Build?

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. Design-build is also known as design/construct and single-source responsibility. Across the country and around the world, design-build successfully delivers office buildings, schools, stadiums, transportation and water infrastructure projects with superior results.

Design-build is an alternative to design-bid-build. Under the latter approach, design and construction are split – separate entities, separate contracts, separate work.

Design-build, design-bid-build and construction management are the three project delivery systems most commonly employed in North America. Over the past 15 years, use of design-build has greatly accelerated in the United States, making this delivery method one of the most significant trends in design and construction today.

One Contract, One Integrated Team

Design-build streamlines project delivery through a single contract between the owner and the design-build team. This simple but fundamental difference saves money and time by transforming the relationship between designers and builders into an alliance which fosters collaboration and teamwork. United from the outset of every project, an integrated team readily incorporates BIM and LEED certification goals.

The Design-Build Advantage:

Owner/Agency Benefits

Faster Delivery — collaborative project management means work is completed faster with fewer problems.
Cost Savings — an integrated team is geared toward efficiency and innovation.
Better Quality — design-builders meet performance needs, not minimum design requirements, often developing innovations to deliver a better project than initially imagined.

Singular Responsibility — one entity is held accountable for cost, schedule and performance.

Decreased Administrative Burden — owners can focus on the project rather than managing disparate contracts.

Reduced Risk — the design-build team assumes additional risk.

Reduced Litigation Claims — by closing warranty gaps owners virtually eliminate litigation claims.

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