Our design-build professionals specialize in the delivery of design-build projects for the Mission Critical market. Our design-build approach has been developed from the experience of performing a multitude of diverse projects in the Mission Critical market over the years. We believe that a team effort between a designer, contractor, and owner will guarantee a successful outcome for your project. Specialized construction contractors and engineers are not a commodity; they are a valuable solution to a complex project. XEC’s staff of experienced project managers, estimators, and relationships with engineers provides the synergy and cohesion to ensure a successful outcome for the client.
Through our partnerships with architect and engineering firms specializing in mission critical design, we offer a complete turn-key installation including the design and construction of your facility.
We focus on listening to our customer’s vision and communicating these expectations throughout the design and construction process. We provide feedback on costs and constructability throughout design, encouraging dialogue. Our goal is to offer the project team more flexibility, creating significant opportunities for innovation and creative problem solving.
Among the many benefits of design-build are:
- Design and construction services under one contract
- Cost and schedule are controlled by a single entity
- High quality design delivered economically
- Subcontractor expertise can be obtained during the design process
- Efficient delivery method for fast-track projects
Project Delivery Methods
How your project is contracted is an important decision. The project delivery methods most common are:
- Design-Bid-Build (Bid)
- CMA with a GMP (Negotiated)
- Design-Build with a GMP (Negotiated) or Fixed Cost (Bid)
- CM at Risk with a GMP (Negotiated)
Project size, complexity and timing can play a major role in the decision-making process, too. Corporate and procurement policies can also factor in the decision as to what project delivery method is used.
Many of our telecom clients use the design-bid-build method. Yet, Construction Manager at Risk with a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) is also very popular because it reduces risk and provides our clients with a higher degree of estimating reliability of probable cost during the design phase.
Design-build project delivery or turn-key method can be a very effective and risk mitigating approach for many data center owners, whether it is an enterprise data center or multi-tenant data center. The single-point responsibility can be the most compelling reason why an owner would choose the design-build approach. If fast-track scheduling is necessary for any number of reasons, design-build is by far and away the best method of contracting.