At American Structures General, Inc. we are prepared to provide you with whatever general contracting services you feel are best suited you and your project. In steel commercial buildings and prefabricated metal buildings there are basically three project delivery methods:
Design-build is an integrated approach which delivers design and construction services under one contract with the general contractor being the single point of responsibility for the entire project.
In the Design-Build process the owner solicits a partner with the knowledge and expertise to oversee the entire project from conception to completion. The owner relies on the partner to gather bids, select subcontractors, anticipate problems.
Design-Bid-Build, another common method of delivering construction services, is a process in which the design team or architect is the driver of the bidding process. The project owner typically holds two contracts: design and general contractor.
The process for selecting a contractor is typically based solely on the lowest construction bids rather than on choosing a partner based on the overall value they bring to your project. Owners who choose this process typically do so because they feel they are getting the lowest pricing.
In this method, the project owner holds two contracts: design and construction. Rather than being paid a flat fee the construction manager submits a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) which includes their charges incorporated into the final bid.
Many project owners prefer this delivery method because they hold less financial risk in the project yet have input throughout the entire process. The single-point responsibility carries the clearest contractual remedies for the clients because the contractor is responsible for the entire project, any miscalculations or missteps along the way, regardless of the nature of the fault, is the responsibility of the Design/Build contractor.
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