The real estate market is booming and with it comes the opportunity for people to build their dream homes. Rather than trying to locate an architect for an original design and a construction team to put the plan in motion, a design build approach lets you consolidate your planning. This method uses the architect for both the project plans and any project management needs.
The many moving parts of a new construction project can be overwhelming to keep an eye on. Between the electrical or plumbing needs, the material purchases and the proper licensing and permits, it is much easier to have one individual in charge of all of these decisions. As long as your architect has the proper licensing, then in addition to drawing up the plans, the architect can also serve as the project manager. With dual experience, they can assist with managing the sub-contractors, arranging the timeline for completion, completing the permit applications and overseeing all finishing work. It becomes much easier for a client to raise any concerns or check on the progress of the project when there is one source of information that has first-hand knowledge of the situation.
In addition to making the project management phase of the build more streamlined, architects that are able to oversee the project are also able to manage the financial situation of the project more effectively. Not only can there be concerns with going over the budget, but an architect that is also licensed for a design build can also negotiate better prices for supplies and manage the costs of the sub-contracted labor. Since the architect may have several builds going on at a time, offering more purchase power to buy in bulk at a reduced rate. This accountability can put your mind at ease that your project won’t destroy your finances.
Your new construction project becomes less stressful and financially-efficient when your architect can design and manage the build. Do your research and hire the right design build professional from the start to get the property of your dreams.