2465 North 50th Street Bala Building, Suite 10E Philadelphia, PA 19131 (P) (215) 877-8210 (F) (215) 877-8150
At Adcon, our philosophy of design/build is a mindset that we carry with us throughout an entire project. Design/build is advantageous because it
- Provides owners with a single point of contact throughout the entire project, which allows owners to avoid being placed directly between the design professional and the contractor.
- It saves time and money by overlapping the design and construction phases of the project schedule.
- Eliminates the gap between the legal standard for accuracy of construction documents and the design professional standards for construction documents.
However, when the professional designer is the builder (in a design/build project) the builder's wishes can overrule the designer's ideas, and the contractor's cost savings may be at the cost of product quality, increased cost of maintenance, operations, performance, etc. and design considerations are weighted toward the builder and away from the owner.
Construction/Project Management Engineering