When design and construction happen in-house, that’s a design build approach
The first step in planning a construction project is deciding your ideal method of project delivery. The two main methods, design build and design-bid-build, each entail different approaches to planning, design, and construction.
At Five Seasons Landscape Management, we take a design build approach, also known as “single-source responsibility.” That means from concept to completion, your construction project is carried out under a single contract with one team. Design-bid-build on the other hand involves separate contracts and separate work that is patched together.
Unity of Vision, Unity of Action
Over the past 15 years, design build has significantly risen in popularity. We prefer this approach because it allows us to create seamless continuity and cooperation. The benefit of having our architect and builder on the same team is that before the project even begins, the two can confer on how to complete the design.
In other arrangements, the architect and contractor may never meet. That can result in situations where the architect doesn’t have a clear idea of what things cost or what ideas may be unnecessarily complicated to construct. When everyone is working together under a single contract, there is more flexibility and resilience in design. It allows for collaboration, which leads to cleaner work and less guesswork.
The Quick and Dirty on Design Build Benefits
There is hardly enough space in this article to discuss the many advantages of design build construction. So, we’ve made a handy overview to sum it up:
- Excellence — With design build, Five Seasons is able to source and vet all crew members for quality
- Familiarity — A design build approach ensures that the design and construction experts have worked together before
- Speed — The more that team members communicate, the faster changes can be enacted
- Singular Responsibility — When one entity is responsible for cost, schedule, and quality, it makes it easier for the overall decision-making
- Lessened Expense — A unified team allows for efficiency and therefore fewer billable hours for the client
Custom Design Solutions
At Five Seasons, our construction capability ranges from small business to large multi-unit rollout programs such as retail chains, banks, and even hotels. Under one roof, we take care of:
Our highest priority is quality. Because of that, we make sure our team is filled with members who have earned their Landscape Industry Certification. That is a distinction that is hard-won, granted by The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).
Call on Five Seasons for Your Next Big Project
We are proud to offer a wide range of services with quality that is recognizable as Five Seasons’ work. When you’re ready to kick off your next project, give us a call at (740) 527-6953 or request a quote online. Working with the experienced team at Five Seasons, You’ll see first-hand why the design-build process is the one we think it best.