This integrated approach can decrease schedules as well as budgets.
The “traditional” approach to designing and constructing a facility involves separately hiring the architect and engineer, general contractor and construction manager. With that approach, the A/E firm completes the project design, and then passes the plans to the owner, who in turn takes bids on those plans from general contractors. This process takes several months, during which no actual price for the facility is known. Plans often have to be returned to the architecture firm for revisions, extending schedules and increasing costs.
Gray West Contruction’s design-build services include: