What is Design Build?
DESIGN: To Coordinate with Visionaries (you!) a functional, Achievable dream: A design with the building
BUILD: To create a well thought design, properly
planned vision and bring it to life, with the highest quality and utmost INTEGRITY.
Let's define "design build". Our definition is that you, the homeowner, entrust
your building assignment to one organization to have complete accountability for designing and building your project. That
organization has, under one "umbrella", the architect, engineers (civil, structural, etc.), landscape architect,
construction personnel, etc. to bring your project to fruition.
most important aspect of design/build, is the time and cost savings. Most owners in the "traditional" design-bid-build
scenario become simply a patron of the architect. The architect rarely has an eye on the owner's budget and designs what
he (she) believes to be what the owner desires with little or no eye on costs. In design/build we are your advocate and one
of our most important jobs is to control the budget you prescribe.
owners are instructing their designer/builder to take much more than a simply artistic interest in their project. Because
design alone in the absence of good, well thought out cost controls, value engineering and scheduling, set up the owner for
failure and costly overruns.
The singular responsibility inherent in design/build
serves as a primary motivator for superior quality and proper performance. With "traditional" design-bid-build,
the owner is relying on the legal system and restrictive contract language to ensure project quality and timeliness.
Finally, change orders due to "errors and omissions" (and architects do make mistakes)
are virtually eliminated because the designer/builder has the responsibility for developing drawings and specifications as
well as building a fully functional project.
Our intention is to bridge this
gap with our design build program.
IMAGIN3 Design build has completed several design build
projects very successfully with no surprises along the way....NO SURPRISES is our main goal in the design and building process.