In the traditional approach to a construction project, contractors are usually not involved until the much later stages of the project. This fact can sometimes cause considerable delays or budget overages because the original design lacked constructability and must therefore be modified. More often than not, architects and designers will come up with design elements that work on paper, but not in the field.

In a design-build setting, this discrepancy between design and constructability can be eliminated altogether. It is the result of the collaborative nature of a design-build approach. Design-build firms are going to bring the contractor on board at a much earlier stage of the project. This allows for the contractor to be an integral part of the design process. The contractor will review the designs and decide what will work and what won’t work in the field. This allows for minimal changes that need to be done to the design, resulting in a project that is done quicker and according to budget.

In a project with budget constraints such as tenant improvement, it is of the utmost importance that the project progresses quickly and efficiently. Hiring a design-build firm to construct your tenant improvement project will result in a quickly executed project without sacrificing the design.

Design-build firms always approach to the design in the most collaborative manner possible. This collaborative approach results in better initial communication between owner, tenant, project manager, and general contractors. Any problems or miscommunications about the project down the line can be eliminated if everyone is on the same page from the very beginning. You can be sure that the project will progress sooner, and delays will be avoided as much as possible.

A design-build firm is going to be aware and considerate of the budget from the very beginnings of the project, and will most likely keep to that budget instead of going over. At SMB Group, we can guarantee that our design-build approach will be uniquely specialized to fit the tenants specific needs. Whether you need modifications to your office, retail business, or any other type of commercial renovation, a design-build approach is the quickest and most cost-effective solution while keeping the individualistic needs of the tenant as priority.