Are you planning a renovation or a building project? If so, you might be weighing up your options and deciding whether to opt for a traditional construction model or to consider design and build. If you’re undecided, this detailed infographic may help you make up your mind.
The infographic below outlines the key differences between conventional construction and design and build. There are several factors to bear in mind when making decisions related to building projects, and the image explores some of the most important, including time, cost and risk.
Design and build provides a more accurate idea of costs at an early stage, while expenses may be unclear until the project reaches an advanced stage with traditional models. This makes budgeting easier for homeowners and reduces the risk of unexpected costs and unwanted surprises. Another consideration for many taking on building work is time and scheduling. With design & build, the pre-construction stage can be completed up to 40% faster, which reduces the time needed to complete the project.
Individuals exploring the possibility of design and build can also benefit from taking a back seat, rather than having to assume control over the design and construction. There’s also the advantage of the design and build company taking on any risks and liability. With traditional models, clients are at risk.
The design process also differs between traditional construction and design and build. With the latter, architects and contractors work together. If you opt for design and build, you’ll also have a single point of contact, rather than having to deal with multiple contractors.
The final point is quality. With design and build, every detail is considered during the early phases, while a traditional project relies on attention to detail paid by individual architects and contractors.
If you’re in the process of deciding how to proceed with your building project, why not take a closer look at the infographic?
Infographic Designed By Fenice Design+Build