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Axis Construction | Design Build

Big Reconstruction Project?
Don’t Pay for What You Don’t Need!

Almost none of today’s reconstruction projects require plans. Knowing this fact can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars. We have obtained multi-million dollar permits OVER THE COUNTER! Contact us to find out how we can help you save money on your project.

Why Choose a Design-Build Contractor?

Design-build projects are easier for the owner, more efficient, faster and less expensive than any other process of planning and construction. A design-build contractor can accurately conceptualize projects at early stages, saving time and money. Plus, all warranties on workmanship and material remain the same as with a more expensive, typical reconstruction project.

Learn more about design-build from the Design Build Institute of America.

A side by side comparison

Typical Re-Construction Process

  1. Interview Architect and/or Construction Manager
  2. Choose an Architect and/or Construction Manager
  3. Negotiate their price and contract terms
  4. Evaluate construction needs
  5. Prepare complete set of drawings and specifications
  6. Submit complete set of drawings to bldg. dept. to obtain permits
  7. While waiting for bldg. dept. response, prepare and send out bid package
  8. Conduct bidding process
  9. Evaluate bids
  10. Interview potential contractors
  11. Choose contractor
  12. Negotiate price and contract terms
  13. Start project
  14. Address changes required by bldg. dept. and varying field conditions.
  15. Negotiate change orders, some of which could have been avoided if the permit process was completed prior to the bid package being prepared.

Design-Build Process

  1. Evaluate construction needs
  2. Negotiate price and contract terms
  3. Prepare drawings only as necessary and submit same to bldg. dept. toobtain permits. We submit only drawings that are required, which speeds up the process significantly. Submitting a full set of unnecessary drawings complicates and delays the entire process.
  4. Start project
  5. Address changes required by bldg department and varying field conditions.Change orders will only be generated in response to unforeseen conditions such as framing damage or code upgrades required by the City.

Advantages of design-build

  • Design time is reduced. Minimal plans are necessary since the building is existing and everything on the building will be replaced like-for-like.
  • Construction drawings are simplified. The permit set will consist of a site plan and a general scope of work. We are in a continuous design process addressingall field conditions as necessary.
  • Reduces construction calendar. Project can start within days of signing contract. Since all design is included, necessary revisons will be handled in-house quickly.
  • The project is costumized to actual site conditions. The D/B contractor will design and implement repairs as necessary to address various conditions.
  • Minimal change orders. No change orders will be issued due to design changes.
  • Single point of contact, responsibility and project delivery. Conflict between design and construction are non-existent.
  • With the undivided accountability, responsibility for defects or non-performance can not shift to another party.
  • Increased cost efficiencies due to single source model.
  • Flexibility in dealing with changes.
  • Less paperwork.