Design-Build construction is proven to be easier to navigate, deliver a higher return on investment, and lower risk. Your industrial Design-Build project will finish right on budget and faster than one that’s conventionally contracted. Interstates brings decades of engineering, project management, and technical expertise to industrial Design-Build projects of all sizes. We don’t just specialize in Design-Build, we’ve perfected it. If cost, collaboration, and schedule compression matter to you, let us walk you through a better way to build projects.
Traditional (Design-Bid-Build) vs. Design-Build
TRADITIONAL (DESIGN-BID-BUILD) CHALLENGES
Let's start by looking at the challenges with the traditional (design-bid-build) approach.
Bidding and awarding multiple contracts add weeks to the project timeline. More handoff and kickoff meetings between project phases are needed. Construction does not start before the design is complete. If there are design issues, construction stops while project issues go back to the drawing board.
Much less collaboration and teamwork — each contractor is focused on how to make money completing their own part of the project.
MANY MOVING PARTS TO MANAGE
Multiple contractors with their own goals in mind, resulting in communication gaps, finger-pointing, and change orders — meaning more headaches and less project performance for you.
FINANCIAL UNCERTAINTY AND RISK
Higher final costs, as it’s common to see an artificially low number at bid time and aggressive change orders added to it.
Now that we've walked through some of the challenges with the traditional (design-bid-build) approach, let's explore the benefits of design-build.
RAPID PROJECT DELIVERY
Bidding and award time is greatly reduced or eliminated altogether, giving time back to the project and getting your product to market. Design and construction happen simultaneously so any design issues are more easily addressed.
More innovation and better constructability – the team can collaborate, find new ways to add value to your project, and share the risk. We align our goals around your goals.
SINGLE SOURCE RESPONSIBILITY
EARLY, DEPENDABLE PRICING
One bid proposal upfront for design and construction and that’s the price you pay -- no hidden charges or scope gaps.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
The project was a success as a result of the total team effort and the partnership that was developed. I have worked with many electrical design-build contractors nationwide and was impressed with the Interstates team assigned to this project; as they had the experience and construction knowledge needed to meet the project goals. The professional way your people planned the work and followed it through to completion was greatly appreciated.
Why Design-Build with Interstates
LOWER COSTS. HIGHER CONSTRUCTABILITY.
Maximize your project’s usability and don’t pay any more than you have to. With Interstates, you get the recognized specialists in electrical design, construction, and automation for less than bidding all three separately.
MORE ACCURACY. LESS GUESSWORK.
Make the most complicated project simpler for you to manage. Our exclusive InterTrak™ software was intentionally developed to make the industrial, electrical design-build process seamless, transparent, and accurate.
LESS RISK OF DOWNTIME
Avoid costly delays that can be catastrophic for your business. Interstates is a partner that is 110% committed to keeping you operating — we’re available to you 24/7.
FINANCIAL AND SCHEDULE RELIABILITY
Eliminate design gaps, construction delays, and scope creep. Our decades of experience perfecting the Design-Build process makes us more reliable at every step of your project.
Don’t settle for the status quo. We’re constantly innovating to look for new ways to save you time and money at every step of your project.
Put your worries to rest. Our jobsite safety track record is often the highest our clients have ever seen. We ensure our people work safely and set the standards for the entire project team.
SEAMLESS REPLICATION AND CONSISTENCY ACROSS MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
Save substantial time and money by not having to start at ground zero. No matter where you’re operating around the country, we will manage your project seamlessly and ensure that we’re maintaining the consistency of your specifications at every facility.
HIGHLY EFFICIENT CONSTRUCTION METHODS
Find solutions early to optimize your budget. Our construction team is involved upfront, so we can look for opportunities to leverage offsite manufacturing early in the design process. Prefabrication cuts installation time and minimizes trade stacking, increasing efficiency and safety on your jobsite while eliminating risk of labor availability.