Design-Build Construction in Kansas

Collaborate early for the best results.

Design-build is a reliable, collaborative approach to construction project delivery.

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Design-build is a common construction project delivery method that encompasses a growing number of projects annually. The notable distinction between design-build and the more conventional design-bid-build delivery method lies in the emphasis on collaborative processes.

With design-build construction firm in Kansas, a construction manager, architects and trade partners collaborate seamlessly toward a shared objective, free from concerns about communication constraints. Establishing a guaranteed maximum price in the early stages minimizes the likelihood of pricing changes. This approach also permits flexibility in overlapping project phases, contributing to a condensed schedule and increased overall value.

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At McCownGordon, prioritizing customer assistance is paramount. We go to great lengths to dispel misconceptions and ensure the building process is as stress-free as possible. In the current market, design-build in Kansas is the increasingly preferred delivery method for construction projects.

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Reduce costs and risks.

1. Deliver Projects Faster

Designing and building are done concurrently, allowing construction to provide feedback to architects regarding cost and time. Architects, in turn, provide the construction team with progress drawings and information. This exchange of information makes it easier for the entire team to quickly understand potential changes in the plans further along in the process.

2. Save on Costs

The team chemistry between owner, designer and builder drives that reduction in cost per square foot along with open book contracting terms and lower initial contracted unit costs. The reduction in cost growth relates back to those same factors as well as the earlier involvement of the builder.

3. Reduce Risk to Owners

The nature of a single contract between the owner and the design-build entity transfers the risk onto the design-build entity’s shoulders. In addition to this actual transfer of risk, the collaborative nature of design-build project delivery reduces risk through open communication and common goals. 


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From Our Experts

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design-bid-build vs. design-build construction delivery methods

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