Exceptional Results: Design-Build by Element Building

Our commitment to excellence means you're getting the best possible design at the best possible cost. Design build projects are the best option for businesses that are looking to build new or remodel existing space into exactly what they need. Our design build team is involved through the entire process and works best when we are involved from the very first concept sketch.


What is Design-Build?

Design-build is a project delivery system that can benefit a business looking to build a structure from ground up or a business looking to renovate an older building. In this method, the team works under a single contractto provide design and construction services - one entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion.


The design-build model differs from the traditional design-bid-build model, wherein the business owner works with separate entities to carry out each stage of the build process. The design-build model is set up where the business owner has one point of contact, which minimizes financial risks and can reduce the delivery schedule. 


The design-build model offers a rapid delivery, smooth process, better solutions and better communication.


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What are the advantages of Design-Build?

Design-Build offers many unique benefits and advantages that other construction methods simply don’t deliver. In summary, the design-build model offers a rapid delivery, smooth process, better solutions and better communication.


Our team-oriented approach promotes high levels of communication and transparency. We'll share in your vision for the project in a seamless collaborative effort. In doing so, we provide a single point of contact and a better value than the traditional model. We can quickly propose budget solutions early in the design process and adjust as needed while the design progresses.


Design-build projects are delivered faster, more cost-efficiently and with fewer change orders that lead to unforeseen costs and schedule delays. Further, design-build minimizes differences between architects and contractors and reduces owner risk for design errors.


What is the Design-Build Process?

The Design-Build process has five primary phases:

  1. Programming (0% commitment)
  2. Schematic Design (30% commitment)
  3. Design Development (40% commitment)
  4. Construction Documents (80% commitment)
  5. Construction Phase (100% commitment)


Design-Build is one area of Element Building’s expertise; you can learn more about our other services via the resources below:



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Peoria, IL | Morton, IL | Galesburg, IL | Bloomington, IL | Springfield, IL |Champaign, IL



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