Benefits : Design-Build Delivery
· Integrated Design and Construction Services - As an Integrated Design-Builder, WGPITTS is a planning, architecture and general contracting firm which allows for economy, efficiency and accountability in the design and construction process.
· Single Point of Contact - WGPITTS provides a single contract between the Owner and Design-Builder which places responsibility upon WGPITTS in regards to project scope, cost, schedule and performance.
· Best Value - Design and construction personnel, working and communicating as a team, evaluate alternative materials and methods efficiently and accurately to ensure the best value for the dollars spent.
· Quality - The collaborative approach serves as motivation for quality and proper project performance. This allows WGPITTS to use higher skilled craftsmen who desire to do things the “right way”. WGPITTS is motivated to emphasize quality throughout the design and construction process in that WGPITTS maintains responsibility for the completed product.
· Accurate Cost Projections - The transparent Open Book Process ensures accurate costs are provided up front. Change orders due to "errors and omissions" are virtually eliminated because WGPITTS is both the Architect and Contractor accountable for the design and construction.
· Cost Savings - The design process requires less work product from the design professionals which translates into cost savings to the Owner. The design-build approach provides the most cost effective way of constructing the project program.
· Time Savings - Because the design and construction teams collaborate during the design phase, redesign is virtually eliminated. Total design and construction time is significantly reduced while submittal approval time is greatly accelerated. Simply eliminating the bidding process saves a significant amount of time. Site preparation can begin prior to the finalization of all building details..