Design-Build

Danforth Design-Build Expertise

Design-Build (D/B) is a method to deliver a project in which the design and construction services are contracted by a single entity known as the Design-Builder or Design-Build Contractor. In contrast to “Design–Bid–Build”, Design-Build relies on a single point of responsibility in an attempt to reduce risks and overall costs. This method minimizes risk for the project owner and reduces the delivery schedule by overlapping the design phase and construction phase of a project. D/B carries the clearest contractual remedies for the clients because the D/B contractor will be responsible for all of the work on the project.

Our Design-Build team is comprised of designers, project managers, drafters and technicians. We have successfully delivered projects in office buildings, K-12 schools, higher education, sports arenas, hotels, federal buildings, hospitals, and data centers. We have extensive experience obtaining building permits, proper insurance documentation, and equipment rebates. We are also available during the design phase to make recommendations on best practices and optimal functionality while being receptive to your end goals for the project.

Danforth’s Design-Build Model was developed to allow us to seamlessly design, estimate, and construct your next project. As a single source D/B solutions provider, our Team’s performance is not muddled with communication and coordination errors that can arise using multiple contractors to complete these projects. Our goal is to make your vision a reality through functional and sustainable design and implementation of mechanical systems.

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