At Mowery, “For the Experience” is more than just a tagline. It is the lifeblood of how we do business. With 95 years’ experience in the construction industry, we know timeliness matters and finishing projects quickly and efficiently contribute to a remarkable construction experience for our team, vendors and clients.

One way the Mowery team provides rapid project delivery is through design-build construction. On a design-build project, clients can expect a single source of accountability which not only helps to create timely deliveries, smooth collaboration and cost savings, but perhaps the greatest advantage – a mutual level of trust between them and our team.

What is Design-Build Construction?

There is a lot that goes into building a new warehouse, senior living facility or car dealership. But it all starts with design. Often clients hire an architect to design their facility and then hire a construction company to bring that design to life. But not in design-build.

Design-build is a construction delivery method where one entity handles both the design and construction phases of a project. This entity is responsible and holds liability for all aspects of the project including estimation, pre-construction, design, engineering, construction and post-construction to name a few. This company is even responsible for finding and managing subcontractors and vendors if the work is not self-performed. 

What Are the Benefits of Design-Build Construction?

Design-build offers many benefits and advantages that other construction methods do not, including:

  • Rapid delivery
  • Cost savings
  • Smooth collaboration
  • Mutual level of trust between the client and design-builder

When partnering with Mowery for a design-build project, clients can expect their build to be completed in a timely manner. Because our team has in-house designers, we can begin the build phase concurrent with the design phase meaning we can break ground much sooner. Due to the efficiency of this delivery method, project and opportunity costs are reduced for the project owner. Not only can project owners get their facilities operating quicker because of the rapid turnaround time, but also there are less issues with change orders and schedule delays when choosing the design-build delivery method.

At Mowery, our design-build approach also creates a streamlined communication process. Instead of project owners needing to relay important project information to both the design firm and construction firm, owners work directly with one point-of-contact, which reduces miscommunication and provides a better customer experience.

The Design-Build Process

The design-build process has five phases. However, some of these phases overlap to provide rapid project delivery. The five phases of the design-build process include:

  • Selecting a design-builder
  • Preliminary design/cost estimate (pre-construction assessments)
  • Design (architectural/engineering final design plans)
  • Construction
  • Post-construction/warranty

To learn more about each phase of the design-build process and see which phases overlap to expedite the project, subscribe to our “Design Build 101” whitepaper today!

Why Mowery?

We get it. There are many design-build construction companies who could get your project done on-time and on-budget. So, why should you choose Mowery for your design-build needs?

The Mowery team promises to deliver a remarkable experience by customizing the construction experience to meet your needs. Plus, we offer a three-year extended warranty on all projects, no change order policy and much more!  

For 95 years, the Mowery team has been providing clients with an unforgettable construction experience. Through rapid delivery, smooth communication processes and strong values, we have built trust and respect among our clientele. If you are looking for more than a partner for your next design-build project, reach out to the Mowery team today to learn how we can work together to bring your project to life all while delivering an unprecedented experience.