Using the Design-Build method helps to anticipate possible change orders from the outset of design discussions. Additionally, it speeds up delivery significantly, allowing your business to get back to normal sooner than expected.
As a result, Design-Build isn’t just easier — it’s better. Not only does it streamline the roofing process (you sign one contract and have one point of contact from start to end) but it also provides solutions to roofing problems quickly and without conflict.
Essentially, with Design-Build, the designer and the contractor are on the same team, cutting out the need for a “middleman.”
Outside architects and engineers are not needed, allowing customers to bypass the fees and delays associated with their conceptual plans. Without Design-Build, the need for an architect/engineer lengthens the process (and increases the cost) as they put their designs out to bid with document preparation, pre-bid meetings, contract selection, negotiation and so on.
In fact, in comparison to the traditional design-bid-build delivery method, Design-Build speeds delivery by about 33.5 percent.
“Our Design-Build process reduces cost because you’re not paying 10% on top of the cost of your roof for an architect,” says Tom. “In addition to that reduction of cost, without Design-Build, your opportunity for change orders goes away, meaning that, oftentimes, our competition isn’t as agile or adaptable as we are.”
If you take a look at the top echelon of commercial roofing companies across the nation, you will find that they implement this same type of strategy.
“Much like the big national companies, we’re here to figure out the specific needs and find the best solutions for our customers,” says Adam. “Our execution is where TEMA really excels. From safety to quality materials and workmanship, everything is top notch.”
In addition to the company’s focus on educating clients, an ever-present focus on customer interaction and involvement (from start to finish) is also a top priority. TEMA’s mantra? Pre-plan, engage and complete projects correctly and efficiently — always.