FSI uses the Design Build Approach versus a Design Bid Build approach. With Design Build the project cost is determined earlier, allowing the project to be completed in a shorter timeframe. This provides a greater value and a more cohesive process.
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The Design Build approach, as opposed to conventional bidding methods, involves FSI from the initial design phases through final completion.
Improved Quality And Value
The Design Build approach allows the designer and contractor to work together to produce the maximum level of value for the investment dollars.
Faster Project Delivery
The Design Build process accelerates the overall design and construction schedule while reducing the possibility of cost escalation. The entire process can be completed sooner, reducing administrative expenses and construction loan fees, allowing the doors to open for business sooner.
The owner, designer and contractor all start the project as part of the same team. Construction budgets are developed concurrently with the design. Team members are kept informed regarding issues that affect cost and schedule. Design times and costs are minimized, while the amount of construction services received for the investment is maximized.