What is Design-Build Construction?
Design-Build construction is a project delivery system that functions as one stop solution entity. It’s also referred to as a turnkey solution; incorporating a single team approach, where design, budgeting and construction are focused on the owners requirements.
This approach to project management and delivery has been the foundation of success for Southwest and Midwest Design and Construction.
This methodology provides a cohesive approach which can often shorten the timelines for completion of a project along with keeping them on budget.
Benefits of Choosing Design-Build Construction
- A focused approach to project execution and completion
- Reduction in change order requests
- Instant communication with a single point of contact for all project-related matters
- Projects are often completed ahead of schedule and under budget
- Modifications and other aesthetic or functional changes to the project can be easier to implement, even mid-project
- Reduces risk for owners
Who we work with
From Western Canada to the Northwest Territories, the team at Southwest and Midwest Design and Construction are proudly attached to a variety of projects, from water-treatment plants to airplane hangars, micro-breweries, and emergency response facilities.
Southwest and Midwest Design & Construction commercial construction projects bear names such as McDonald's, Rona, Shell Canada, Peavey Mart, Volkswagen, BFI, McCain, Home Hardware, Finning, Princess Auto, Tim Hortons, and more.
Southwest and Midwest Design & Construction agricultural buildings dot our prairie landscape, featuring metal buildings for Viterra, Bayer, Monsanto, DuPont, Cargill, Pioneer, UFA, Case, Western Tractor (John Deere), and Richardson Seeds.
The Design-Build Approach
Within the design-build approach, all facets of the project are managed by the design-build contractor, however, project goals and timelines are able to be better communicated to the rest of the team, which eliminates the risk of miscommunication, errors, and project delays.
It’s worth pointing out that a potential drawback of this method can be the number of controls owners relinquish concerning the design of the build. Owners will require a fairly vetted process of due diligence with the team assembled for the project, as it’s essentially a ‘one-stop shop’ team approach, one that doesn’t allow for easy substitution once work has commenced.
Why work with Southwest and Midwest Design and Construction?
The team at Southwest and Midwest have over 40 years of experience in construction, with a focus on the design-build approach. Southwest and Midwest Design & Construction have regional offices in Lethbridge, Grande Prairie, Calgary, and Medicine Hat.
Proudly Albertan, we have cultivated a strong team culture, with a focus on our core values and our mission statement to always prioritize innovative design, quality, safety, and client satisfaction. Ultimately, our mission is to design a custom build upon request, regardless of the project being a renovation, addition to existing or a new build.
Want to learn more? Contact the team at Southwest and Midwest Design and Construction directly or with our convenient online quote request tool. A member of our staff will be in touch to discuss finer details and next steps.