Our Design Build Model

Offering comprehensive Pre-Construction Services is a great way for the Developer, Architect, Engineers, General Contractor and trades to work together as a team and create one set of cost effective working documents to submit for permits. The following “Design Build Model” illustrates the process and advantages of the design build concept.

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Construction Services

  • Commercial and Industrial Turn-Key Projects
  • Custom Homes
  • Mid-Rise Concrete Structures with deep foundations and post-tension slabs.
  • Institutional, ALF and Skilled Nursing Facilities, Hospitals and Medical Buildings
  • Financial Institutions
  • Interior Build-Outs and Renovations –Commercial and Industrial
  • Religious and Educational Facilities
  • Dormitories
  • Hotels
  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Columbarium

Benefits of Design-Build

It is important to note that the design-build method often saves the owner money on the overall project. The combined effects of carrying a construction loan (which typically carries a higher interest rate than permanent financing) and an earlier useful on-line date usually yields considerable overall profitability to the project and may make seemingly unfeasible projects into genuine opportunities.
The compression is an important aspect of the implementation of this system. Other attributes include:

  • Enhanced communication between the service provider and the client
  • Increased accountability by the service provider
  • Single source project deliver
  • A Value based project feedback system

Enhanced communication

Because the design parameters of a project are being developed along with the budgetary goals, construction methodologies and budget conditions being weighed simultaneously, a project is more likely to be realized than with a pure design approach. The owner has greater access to the “team” working on project development as the project is being developed. This efficiency is not a negative “short cut” as a rule, but rather the keystone to the success of the Design& Build model.
Offering comprehensive Pre-Construction Services is a great way for the
Developer, Architect, Engineers, General Contractor and trades to work
together as a team and create one set of cost effective working documents
to submit for permits.

Working with the Developer and Architect during the Design
Development phase, also gives Voeller Construction the ability to work on
Value Engineering (VE) for the project. Selected key subcontractors are
brought in during this phase to help ensure that the building can be built
as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.


Meetings and Preliminary Budgeting:

1. Attend design meetings with the Architect
2. Prepare comprehensive initial bid and bid request work
3. Prepare preliminary list of key trades
4. VE and design meetings with the Structural Engineer and the selected Subcontractor
5. Design meetings with the HVAC Engineer and the selected Subcontractor
6. Design meetings with the Plumbing Engineer and the selected Subcontractor
7. Design meetings with the Electrical Engineer and the selected Subcontractor
8. Design meetings with the Civil Engineer and the selected Site Subcontractor
9. Prepare a preliminary budget to include all site work


Value Management:

1. Based on the documents provided by the Architects, prepare a standard
16 division detailed cost estimate and constructability review with
supporting data for the
Developer and Architect to review. With the Developer and Architect, determine
aspects of the project appropriate for Value Engineering (VE) analysis, perform the
VE study and provide a written report with recommendations
2. Prepare a preliminary construction schedule
3. Provide a list of possible and recommended subcontractors and suppliers

Bidding:

1. Develop a list of potential bidders in agreement with the Developer and Architect
2. Make recommendations to the Developer in regard to awarding the trade contracts