Design and build documents are a critical part of any construction project—from a single family home to a highway project. The documents will contain details and expectations of the project, including the bidding process. Basically, design and build documents serve as the written template for the project. Everyone clearly understands their responsibilities.
Of course, the larger and more complex a project is, the more details the documents will have. But do you have to be a rocket scientist to decipher design and build contract documents? Keep reading to get the scoop.
The Goal of Design and Build Contract Documents
The basic goal of design and build documents is to provide information, like quality standards, for the bidding process. It is an agreement between owner and design-builder and constructor. Many believe that because it is a legal, binding contract, it needs to be complex and full of legalese. However, it’s better for all parties if the content is straightforward.
What Makes a Good Design and Build Document?
There are steps all parties can take to assure an easier-to-understand design and build contract. These elements include:
- Straightforward language throughout the documents
- Use of a well-organized template in its preparation
- Non-repetitive language–say it once and say it clearly
- Information can come from multiple sources, but the language should be consistent
- Information should be clear an unambiguous
By now you can probably see that you do not need to be a rocket scientist to decipher properly prepared design and build documents. However, when multiple parties contract together, there are opportunities for time-consuming misunderstandings and delays. Take every step you can to avoid these delays and miscommunication by using clear and concise language.
Are You Considering a Project that Involves Design and Build Documents?
Are you considering a construction project that involves design and build documents? We invite you to contact at team of experts at Peak Steel Contractors. We have abandoned the traditional design-bid-build construction model. Now we use the more streamlined design-build model.
With this simplified model, one single team does the design work and the build of the project from the beginning to the end. This one-team approach increases efficiency, saving both time and money. Everyone knows about your project from start to finish. Everyone has the goal of getting the project done correctly, efficiently, and to your specifications.
Do you need some professional assistance as you move forward with your construction project? We encourage you to contact Peak Steel Contractors today. We are happy to tell you more about our innovative process designed to get your project completed successfully. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have about design and build documents.