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Design - Build

Owner pays GC for Design

GC pays Architect

Pros

  • All drawings / CDs of the project are 100% completed.
  • Pricing can be developed throughout the drawing process, unlike Design – Bid – Build.

Cons

  • The Architect works for the GC not the Owner.
  • The Owner has to hire the original GC even if there is a falling out throughout the planning process.

Owner Pays Architect Directly

Pros

  • All construction documents for the project are 100% completed.
  • The owner can expect to receive 3 to 4 bids from different General Contractors. This gives the owner an opportunity to compare pricing and weigh your options.

Cons

  • Project pricing may be higher than your budget.
  • There is no pricing input from the GC throughout the planning process.
  • If the project exceeds the owner’s, budget the Architect has to then go back and re-draw the plans. This loses time & money.

Design - Bid - Build

Design - Assist - Build

Owner Pays Architect Directly

Pros

  • Material and Labor pricing is discovered during the Schematic Design process
  • The Owner may hire a different GC.
  • The Owner and GC collaborate.
  • All the pros of Design + Build with none of the cons.

Cons

  • The cost associated with GC Consulting; However, this cost is usually minimal.

 

Trusted by Companies Nationwide

 

Ferrara Buist Contractors has gained ample trust of over our 11 years in Business by completing over 200 commercial projects and $200 Million dollars.

Recent Work

Ferrara Buist Contractor specializes in Retail, Medical Building, Apartments, Storage, Office Space, Day Care, Schools, Prefabricated metal buildings.

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As an acting agent and board member of the North Carolina Building Code Council, and registered architect in the state of North and South Carolina, I can tell you with the utmost confidence that Ferrara Buist has a level of detail and observation not seen by me from many other contractors.Ferrara Buist is very qualified to perform a variety of projects from complex restaurant upfits to ground up projects ranging from $500K to $9 million in value.

Daniel Priest

President, Priest Architecture PLL