Fraser Construction streamlines development through a Design-Build process that combines planning, design and construction with an integrated team of professionals. We have partnered with trusted, professional and high-quality architectural, engineering and land planning firms to design, permit and construct Design-Build projects. The result is a creative collaboration that offers our clients a guaranteed maximum price.
Design-Build is a fast-growing method to deliver construction projects in America. Design-Build streamlines the development process and provides a Guaranteed Maximum Price at the completion of the preliminary design.
What is a general contractor responsible for?
General contractors manage all aspects of a construction project from beginning to end. They ensure timely completion of projects and are responsible for:
- ordering materials
- guiding the client through the permitting process
- ensuring compliance in regards to taxes, general liability insurance, licensing and other fees
- inspecting and supervising projects for optimal quality control
- troubleshooting workflow bottlenecks
- communicating with clients and all other players involved with the project
The general contractor understands every aspect of construction, including:
- Building process
- Staff scheduling
- Building codes
How is design-build different from general contracting?
Traditional project delivery dictates two contracts with a designer and subcontractor — which can sometimes lead to miscommunication, cost overruns, schedule changes and, in some cases, litigations and delays.
The Design-Build process involves a single contract between client and a Design-Build entity, who provides design and construction. This powerful alliance utilizes specialized skill sets and talents that are unique to each project. From the onset, this united team works to successfully complete a project faster, more cost efficiently and with a standard of high quality. In the end, this saves time bidding apples to apples.