The objective for DL Harkins Design Build program remains consistent regardless of the size of a project. The goal of our experienced team is to work collaboratively with the client throughout the design and pre construction process to deliver the highest quality project in the most cost effective manner.
Whether we are responsible with providing the design work or if we are partnered with the clients’ predetermined designer, DL Harkins will do our part to manage and complete a project that exceeds the expectations of the client.
In the traditional method, the client would sign one contract with an architect and another contract with a construction company. Both companies would work independently to complete the project as they understand it. This method puts the client in the position to settle any issues that may arise during the construction process and often leads to less accountability when challenges occur.
DL Harkins Construction’s Design Build services allow the client to work with one company to take their project from inception to completion. With everything under one roof, the client will have one point of contact and one contract. This extremely valuable method allows us to manage a well-run project from start to finish. We will have more control of the project and more accountability.
By overlapping the design and construction phase of the project and having one company managing the process, design build significantly speeds up the construction process. The designer and the contractor are on the same team and there is no finger pointing. Our team understands the goal and the budget and when challenges arise, there is a team approach in finding a solution. The client will typically save time and money due to the efficiencies of the design build team approach.
What to Expect
Once we have met with the client and determined their needs, we will work to establish a budget for the entire project. Combining design services with our knowledge of construction estimating allows us to control cost throughout the entire construction process. Our design team will find the best way to maximize function and efficiency within the space, allowing utilization of every square foot of the space. We will also assist with budgeting and offer ways to value engineer certain aspects of the project, while ensuring that the project is aesthetically pleasing.
With our twenty plus years of experience, we are confident that we can design and build a timeless building that will meet all of our clients’ needs.
Services provided by our Design Build Team include the following:
- Construction Management
Here is a diagram of the Design Build process
For examples of our work, please visit our projects.