Choosing between design-build or traditional construction can be challenging since there are several factors that can affect your project expenses. In this blog post, J. Bryant Boyd Architect Design-Build discusses the difference between design-build and traditional construction when it comes to their costs.
In design-build, the owner hires custom home builders to manage the design and construction of a project. They work collaboratively throughout the entire process, which can lead to faster completion and higher cost savings. There is also a single point of contact throughout the project, resulting in streamlined communication and reduced likelihood of disputes.
Traditional construction involves a design-bid-build model. The owner hires an architect or engineer to design the project and then selects a general contractor through a competitive bidding process. In traditional construction, the owner has greater design control. However, the process can be more administratively complex due to the need for detailed documentation and coordination between multiple contractors. Still, the greater flexibility in contractor selection may benefit some projects.
Factors Affecting Project Costs
Working with design build firms may require more upfront investment in planning and design. But on the brighter side, working with them could result in faster completion, fewer change orders, and reduced risk of disputes between contractors and architects. Additionally, with a design-build approach, managing multiple contracts and overlapping design and construction phases can be avoided, resulting in shorter project timelines and lower overall costs.
This method may offer more competitive bidding and greater flexibility in selecting subcontractors and materials, resulting in lower construction costs. However, the project timeline in traditional construction is usually longer due to sequential design and construction stages. The traditional approach also requires multiple contracts, which can lead to more administration and legal costs.
If you’re ready to embark on your home construction journey in Georgetown, TX, J. Bryant Boyd Architect Design-Build is the best choice. We also offer build on your lot services. Call (512) 930-1686 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.