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Design Build Process

Design-Build Process

As a Design-Build technology integrator we implement 5 Phases through the course of a project from concept to completion. Careful thought and attention is given during each step to ensure you receive a solution tailored to your needs and delivers the benefits you desire. We are committed to making the entire experience from start to finish as effective and efficient as possible.

We are responsible for all phases of the Audio Visual, Network Infrastructure and integrated Technology work including the needs assessment, system design, engineering, installation, commissioning, training and service. During the design-build process it is very important to ensure the needs analysis (also called the Discovery) has been performed otherwise the system design and project contract will be too vague.

 

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 – thereby re-integrating the roles of designer and constructor. Design-build is an alternative to the traditional design-bid-build project delivery method. Under the latter approach, design and construction services are split into separate entities, separate contracts, separate work. Across the country and around the world, design-build successfully delivers both horizontal and vertical construction projects with superior results – no matter what the project type.
 
Design-Build Contractual Relationship
 
Streamlining project delivery through a single contract between the owner and the design-build team transforms 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 works to successfully complete a project faster, more cost effectively and with fewer change orders.

 

Comparison of Project Delivery Methods

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.
Project Delivery Method Market Share Chart

Design Build Implementation

1. Discovery Process:

The project always begins with a discovery process, where we listen to our client’s needs and desires. Our preliminary interviews are relaxed yet specific, as we endeavor to balance the desires of the client with the realities of technological trends, budget constraints and built-in obsolescence.

 

2. System Design:

Now that pertinent information has been gathered, a detailed report can be developed in accordance to these plans. We put our system design team to work to define all aspects of the project functionality for each room or area. An extensive set of project drawings are created that show graphically where all hardware and pre-wire drops will be located. In addition all hardware and labor is defined with exacting detail. We meet with the client to deliver this information for review, feedback and ultimate approval.

 

3. Engineering:

Engineering services are available on some of our projects, including smart home automation or commercial building automation . After the client has signed off on the system design and project price, our team will plan and produce documents and drawings for the installation of the technical solutions to not only meet client needs, but ensure reliability and ease of use. A complete documentation package will be available to the client at the completion of the project upon request.

 

4. Implementation Process:

Once rough and trim phase documentation is complete, we are ready to install the infrastructure such as conduit, low voltage wiring and enclosure. We purchase all AV equipment and assemble as appropriate in our office or at the job site depending on the condition of the project. Our job is only complete when the client is 100% satisfied with the finished product. The length of time for this phase depends on the time frame of construction. Once system installation is complete, all documentation is updated to an as-built state.

 

5. Service & Support:

We strive to make every client, a client for life. We ensure that the investment they have made into their home is well protected and may be serviced for life with accuracy and diligence. We honor all manufacturer warranties plus a 12 month workmanship warranty.