WHAT WE DO: Instead of the owner contracting separately with the architect and the contractor, Design-Build typically ties the architect contractually to the contractor. The contractor then enters into a Design-Build contract with the owner. The owner now has to deal with one entity, the Design-Build team, and not each one separately.
HOW WE DO IT: Here’s how it works at Mahalakshmi Constructions: we select an architect for a specific project and place them under contract as part of our design-build team. We then work with the owner to plan, design and construct the project to meet the specific goals, constraints and demands of the project.
THE BENEFITS: Design-Build enhances the opportunity for improved coordination between the designers and constructors, more efficient and constructible designs, economies of time and cost and a potentially greater overall team approach.