Design/Build is a streamlined method of project delivery in which the owner contracts directly with a single entity that is responsible for both the design and the construction of a project.
As a design/build entity, Pointmark Construction assumes full responsibility for the project while working with the owner as a partner, thus assuring clear communication to maximize results and avoid potential problems. The benefits gained in the design/build process include the following:
Single point of contact – The project is managed by a single entity, freeing the owner to focus on scope/needs definition and timely decision making. Pointmark is motivated and able to deliver a streamlined project by completing multiple simultaneous objectives, including monitoring the quality, budgeting, and scheduling for a timely completion.
Quality – Pointmark Construction warrants that it will produce design documents that are complete and free of error. The owner’s requirements and expectations will be documented in performance terms and then Pointmark assumes responsibility of producing a quality project.
Cost savings - Value engineering and constructability are continuously utilized by Pointmark’s design team to evaluate the various methods and materials construction crews will be able to execute efficiently and accurately.
Time savings – The design/build system of overlapping the design and construction allows materials/equipment procurement and construction to begin before final plans are completed. Lower costs and earlier use of a completed facility is the result of this fast-tracking method.
Early guarantee of construction costs – Design and construction costs are estimated simultaneously so Pointmark can accurately predict the costs for the completed project and supply Guaranteed Maximum Pricing.
As a turnkey-contractor, Pointmark can furnish warranties and guarantees and may accept some liability. These can include warranties for workmanship in construction, according to specifications, liability for the owner’s property or equipment used, and proper safety standards being implemented during the construction of a project.