Building

DESIGN AND BUILD

01

EXPLORATION OF DESIGN

02

ENGAGEMENT OF BUILDER

03

THE BUILD PROCESS

04

HANDOVER

What is Design and Build all about?

Key Differences between Traditional Contract vs Design and Build Contract

Traditional Contract

aka Design-Bid-Build Contract

Design and Build Contract

Key Person : Architect

Developer / Owner engages the Architect to come up with the overall concept and design. The Architect undertakes the responsibility for tendering, contract administration, quality control.

Design : Definitely Impressive

Architects are trained experts who will provide you insights to give your place / house the 'wow' factor. 

Price : Uncertain 

Upon the design conceptualisation and planning phase, the construction cost remains a mystery and sometimes the cost may exceed budget.

Time : Slower

The main contractor builds according to drawings provided by the Architect. However more than often not, the drawings differs to on-site conditions. When issues arise on-site, the main contractor has to inform the Architect and the Architect has to take instructions from the Developer / Owner which impedes the construction progress. 

Key Person : Builder

Developer / Owner engages the Architect to come up with the overall concept and design. The Architect undertakes the responsibility for tendering, contract administration, quality control.

Design : Practical & Functional

With more building and on-site experience, Builders are more practical people and the design tends to gear more towards practicality & functionality aspects.

Price : Known

Upon engagement of the Builder, the construction cost is more or less fixed.

(unless you decide to change things along the way)

Time: A Little Faster

The Builder and Developer / Owner work together with a direct and open communication channel. Any instructions or issues are dealt with almost instantly and this 2-way channel streamlined the construction flow enabling a more efficient build progress.