What is Design-Build?
How is Design-Build set at Pionarch?
Pionarch consists of two teams that work together or independently depending on the need and client’s comfort level with our company. Some clients like the idea of one team and some must do the design first to start trusting us. We do not force anyone to make that decision at the day one. We believe trust must be gained and we work hard to prove ourselves.
What is the advantages of design-build system ?
1. Everybody is on the same team:
5. The best kind of communication is open, honest and often:
6. Time is of the essence:
7. Cost savings:
- Pionarch’s residential design fees in design-build process are based on construction cost budget. Our budgetary design fees tend to be around 6% before the fixed cost proposal is established. The budget in the first stages of design is established by square footage of the in-scope area times 250 dollars per square foot. 250 dollars per square foot is an average cost in Massachusetts. It is considered to be a medium quality products. Pionarch does not reduce construction quality based on budget. We are well known for high quality in medium price range for design and construction services in Massachusetts. When the budget cost proposal is accepted we charge 3% of the new construction budget to finish the design. We draw construction plans that are good for permit and approvals as well as construction.
- 6% design cost includes due diligence, schematic design and design development. The 3% is your cost for permit set. Since it can mean a lot of things or nothing at all to most people, please see explanation below:
Design-build operates under the assumption that the client actually wants to be an active participant in the design and construction of their home. By taking an involvement they’re guaranteeing that they get the outcome and satisfaction of their goals what they want is going to be achieved. We’ve found that such an involvement is inspiring and gives people a lasting sense of pride about their home.
Working as a one group makes work more organized in many ways, and provides high quality results. Our estimates are based on detailed construction documents. We call them fixed price proposals. We use specification spreadsheets that are visible to the clients in google docs and include the line items from the spreadsheets. Pionarch charges 20% on top of material cost for ordering and coordination. It is common practice the contractor marks up the materials. We highly recommend we order the materials, as many times the delivery has to be scheduled around the construction progress. Some materials come damaged and we take care of the returns. At the end of the day it is less hassle to the client and the contractor.