Design-build presents a great opportunity for early collaboration. Rather than separate the “designers” from the “builders”, design-build delivery formalizes a partnership between design and building teams throughout the entirety of the project, from inception to completion. This includes the contributions of key subcontractors and engineers during the conceptual stages of design. At MATT, we believe that our experience and knowledge permit us to substantially support the design process, by offering informed suggestions about things like structural system alternatives, construction details, materials and many other components that can translate design concepts into reality. Frequent group meetings stimulate a fertile exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives, and often uncover unexpected ways to add value to the project. They permit rapid communication and immediate clarification, useful insights and speedy feedback, and these in turn promote timely decisions and quick turnaround. In a design-build process, these dynamic iterations between design and building teams yield a seamless transition from design to construction, and substantial time and cost savings to the owner.
Offering experience, knowledge and creativity to substantially support the design process, yielding time and cost savings to the owner