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Why Choose Design/Build?

A.R. Brouwer’s services include all project delivery methods, including General Contracting (Design-Bid-Build), Construction Management, and Design/Build. Design/Build is a fast-growing and popular delivery method used to streamline the design, permitting, and construction processes while providing Owners with high-quality results. Here is a flow chart comparison of the three methods: A.R. Brouwer’s Design/Build approach provides our clients with significant advantages over traditional project delivery types, including:

Single Point of Contact for the Owner

  • Owners hold a single contract for the project with the Design/Build contractor, creating a single point of responsibility for
    the project
  • Coordination of the Owner’s project goals goes through one channel, helping to keep the team focused on the final product

The Design/Build Contractor Coordinates the Work of All Design Consultants

  • A.R. Brouwer holds contracts with all appropriate consultants, including:
    • Architectural and Interior Design Services
    • Civil Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering

The Design/Build Contractor Coordinates a Team of Qualified Subcontractors and Specialty Trades

  • A.R. Brouwer has developed relationships with all required specialty trades, including:
    • Pre-Engineered Metal Building manufacturers
    • Abatement and environmental consultants
    • Acoustical treatments, restaurant equipment, and technology infrastructure

Design/Build Promotes Innovation and Collaboration

  • Designers and subcontractors begin coordinating their work from day one
  • Best practices are implemented in the design and detailing phase, which results in fewer questions and changes at the
    job site
  • Team members develop relationships early in the process, which improves results

Schedule Advantages

  • Government approvals and design work occur simultaneously, so work can begin as soon as the permits are issued
  • Long lead time items are ordered early to expedite construction

 Cost Advantages

  • A shorter overall schedule means cost-savings to the Owner
  • Value Engineering takes place throughout the project, allowing the Owner to make cost-benefit judgments that meet
    their goals
  • Proper timing of material purchases during volatile economic times saves money

Expertise in Pre-Design and Entitlement Coordination

  • Our in-house Design/Build team has expertise in planning, zoning, engineering, architecture, and interior design
  • This experience is beneficial to our customers during the pre-construction and design phases of the project

A.R. Brouwer Company’s Design/Build service provides our customers with the best quality, lowest overall cost, and shortest schedule for their projects. Contact us to learn more about how A.R. Brouwer can help you achieve your building goals.