Design-building allows your project to be developed with complete collaboration between the design and construction components of your entire project. At Arpi’s North, we are dedicated to delivering you with the finest designing minds and engineering talent on the market. We specialize in plumbing, HVAC, sheet metal, custom fabrication, refrigeration, and commercial and mechanical construction. In addition to our long list of specialties, we also offer design builds and multi-family mechanical construction. We have been in the business since 1963, offering our customers over 50 years of insights, relationships, job costing, hands-on experience, and construction completions in the Edmonton region. We know what design-building involves, and we have some tips for anyone taking on a design-build for their multi-unit commercial property.
Finding The Best Design-Builder For The Job
When you are design-building a commercial or multi-unit project it means that one contractor will be overseeing every element of your project from the design phase, through to construction. This is a great way to run a project, it will ensure continuity and effective execution, but it also means you need the right contractor for the entire job. When you are reviewing potential candidates, ensure you understand their previous experience and ensure you review examples of their previous work.
Working With Your Design-Builder
Just because you are hiring a contractor to manage the design and build process does not mean you won’t need to be involved. It is incredibly important that you play an active role in the process to ensure your project is completed as you hoped. You should educate yourself on topics related to construction, materials and costs, architectural styles, and the commercial construction process. It is important to trust your contractor, but you should also ensure you are in a position to hold them to account.
Delegating Design and Construction Responsibilities
Your contractor should be the single point of contact for the project. The contractor should be driving the ship and effectively delegating clearly to designers, tradespeople, and all members of the project team. The advantage to a commercial design-build is the continuity created through a single point of contact, but that doesn’t mean they should be doing all the work or holding their cards too close to their chest; everyone should understand the scope and goal of the project.
How Arpi’s North Can Support Your Next Commercial Design-Build
Arpi’s North offers world-class commercial design-build and multi-unit project management. Our management and the supervisory team collectively have garnered over 400 years of experience in mechanical construction.
We have proudly accomplished all sizes of projects ranging from tenant fit-ups of mall CRU spaces to complete mechanical systems for professional sports complexes, world-renowned shopping centers, and hubs of international travel.
The tenure of Arpi’s North in Edmonton has allowed us to participate in the iconic landmarks that have shaped this city and will continue to afford us the privilege of creating new buildings of importance and leading the mechanical contracting industry in our community. Contact us today to learn more.