Wichita Design Build: Streamlined Construction with TDL Construction

Design Build is a streamlined approach to construction that combines the design and construction phases into one integrated process. By eliminating the traditional separation between architect and contractor, Design Build offers clients increased efficiency, collaboration, and cost savings while ensuring a seamless and cohesive construction experience.

Design Build Streamlines your Construction Experience

When it comes to construction projects, efficiency, collaboration, and cost savings are key priorities. That’s where Design Build comes in. This innovative approach brings together the design and construction phases into one seamless process, offering significant advantages to both residential and commercial clients.

Traditional construction projects often involve separate contracts with architects and contractors, leading to potential conflicts and communication gaps. Design Build overcomes this challenge by uniting these roles under one entity, fostering improved collaboration, and streamlining the decision-making process.

Design Build accounts for over 40% of non-residential construction projects in the United States. This growth can be attributed to the seamless communication and efficient project management inherent in the Design Build approach.

The process accelerates construction timelines by eliminating the need to wait for design completion before moving on to construction. With a single, unified team handling both aspects, the projects can proceed on a fast track, saving time and reducing overall project costs.

Design Build projects have a 12% faster delivery rate compared to traditional design-bid-build projects. Additionally, the same study revealed that Design Build projects have approximately 6% lower costs, indicating the financial advantages it offers.

One of the notable advantages is its flexibility in accommodating changes and adapting to evolving project requirements. With architects and contractors working collaboratively from the beginning, adjustments can be made more efficiently, minimizing delays and costly redesigns.

A survey conducted by the Construction Industry Institute (source: link to CII survey) found that 80% of respondents experienced improved project performance through Design Build, with increased flexibility cited as a significant contributing factor.

The method places a strong emphasis on customer satisfaction and quality assurance. By involving clients in the decision-making process from the outset, their vision and expectations are integrated into the project, ensuring greater client satisfaction.

A study by Dodge Data & Analytics (source: link to Dodge study) revealed that Design Build projects have a higher level of satisfaction among owners compared to other delivery methods. The study also highlighted that projects exhibited better schedule performance and quality of outcomes.

The Construction method offers numerous benefits to both residential and commercial construction projects, providing a streamlined process, enhanced collaboration, efficient timelines, and cost savings. The statistics and studies we’ve explored demonstrate the tangible advantages of this approach. By choosing Design Build, clients can expect a smoother construction experience, improved project outcomes, and a higher level of customer satisfaction.

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Design Build Examples

Design build is the common method for Metal Construction Buildings

Metal Buildings

TDL Construction’s Design Build approach for metal buildings prioritizes your vision. With clear communication and quality workmanship, we’ll turn your concept into reality. Our no-nonsense, straightforward style ensures that we build trust with our clients at every step, delivering a project that’s customized and built to last.

Design Build is commonly used in Residential Construction Company

Apartment Buildings

Experience the seamless and hassle-free construction process with TDL Construction’s Design Build approach for apartment buildings. Our straightforward communication, professionalism, and commitment to quality ensure that your vision for the perfect apartment complex becomes a reality. Trust us to deliver exceptional results that exceed your expectations, on time and within budget.

Design Build is a common Commercial Construction method

Office Remodels

Trust TDL Construction to handle your office remodel with our Design Build approach. Our clear communication, professional expertise, and commitment to quality ensure that your vision for a functional and modern workspace becomes a reality. With a focus on customer satisfaction, we deliver exceptional results that exceed expectations, on time and within budget.

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Skip the Hassle: Why TDL Construction's Design-Build Method is the Smart Choice for Your Project

Design-build is a project delivery method that combines architectural design and construction services under one contract. This collaborative approach brings the designer and builder together from day one, integrating design and construction to improve project efficiency.

The design and construction phases are separate and sequential. The owner hires an architect first, who completes drawings and specifications. These documents are then put out for contractors to bid on. With this process there is a single point of accountability with overlapping phases. The owner contracts with one entity that provides both design and construction.

At its core, it aims to provide owners with a high-quality final product in less time and at a lower cost compared to other delivery methods. By synchronizing design and construction, it removes communication barriers and saves time compared to the linear nature of traditional methods. The integrated process allows more flexibility for innovation and generally results in better budget reliability.

What is Design Build?

It is a project delivery method that combines architectural design services and construction services under one contract. This single contract is held by the design-build team.

The method differs from the traditional design-bid-build method, where the design and construction phases of a project are awarded to separate entities under separate contracts.

With this process, a single point of responsibility is established, streamlining project delivery by overlapping the design phase and construction phase of a project. This allows for faster project completion since construction can begin before the design is 100% complete.

Some key characteristics of the design-build delivery method:

  • One contract for design and construction services
  • Single point of responsibility
  • Overlapping design and construction phases
  • Faster project delivery
  • Collaboration between designer and builder

The integrated approach of design-build aims to maximize efficiency, optimize project scheduling, and reduce risks for the client. This delivery method is being increasingly adopted for its ability to provide significant time and cost savings compared to the traditional design-bid-build process.

Benefits of Design Build

Single Point of Contact

There is a single entity responsible for both the design and construction of a project. This eliminates the challenges of having separate design and construction teams that need to coordinate and align their efforts. The customer only needs to communicate with TDL Construction, instead of managing both an architect and general contractor.


The designers and builders work together from start to finish. This facilitates better communication and collaboration, with the architects and contractors constantly coordinating throughout the process. Any constructability issues can be identified early on, and the design can be optimized to balance aesthetics and function.

Faster Timeline

Compresses the schedule by overlapping the design and construction phases. While the initial design is still being finalized, early construction packages can begin. This fast tracks the schedule and gets the project done faster. Projects can be delivered in weeks or months less time compared to traditional methods.

Cost Savings

The collaborative approach, faster timeline, and early identification of issues result in significant cost savings. constructability is improved, change orders are reduced, and less time onsite leads to lower overhead costs. TDL Construction also have incentives to maximize cost efficiencies in order to remain competitive when bidding on projects.

How Design Build Works

The process brings the architect, engineer, and contractor together early in the planning process to maximize collaboration. This integrated approach differs from the traditional method where the design team completes their work first, then the project is bid on, and finally a general contractor is selected to build based on the completed design documents.

The contractor is part of the project team from day one, providing constructability advice during design. This allows the design to be optimized for cost, scheduling, and ease of construction. It also reduces the risk of unexpected issues arising later that require design changes. The collaborative process allows innovations in materials, systems, and methods to be explored from the start.

The customer works with one entity instead of managing separate design and construction teams. This single point of responsibility minimizes risk, streamlines communication, and avoids the finger pointing between designers and builders that can occur with traditional design-bid-build projects.

TDL’s Expertise

With over 15 years of experience completing projects of all sizes, TDL has developed extensive expertise in this collaborative construction method. We have successfully delivered projects for clients across a wide range of industries.

Our team is made up of highly experienced construction managers, architects, engineers, and trade partners who work together from initial concept to project completion. By having the design and construction teams collaborate from day one, we’re able to provide seamless coordination throughout the building process.

No matter the size or complexity, we have the knowledge and resources to efficiently take your project from idea to reality. Our focus is always on working closely with our clients to deliver cost-effective buildings that meet their aesthetic, functional, and budgetary needs.

With every project, our goal is to maximize quality and value for our clients. Our extensive expertise allows us to identify and avoid potential issues throughout the design and construction process. We welcome the opportunity to put our design-build experience to work for you on your next building project.

Collaborative Process

At TDL, we believe in fostering greater collaboration between all project stakeholders. Our team works closely with property owners, architects, engineers, subcontractors and vendors from start to finish. This collaboration allows us to understand the full vision and goals for the project. We can then provide input on constructability, scheduling, and budget at every stage.

The open communication in design build creates better efficiency and coordination. All parties are literally on the same page, with a shared roadmap guiding the project. This prevents missteps and saves significant time compared to the traditional design-bid-build process. Everyone has ownership in the success of the design build project.

With TDL as your partner, you can trust we will lead and facilitate an integrated, cooperative effort. Our decades of expertise position us to anticipate challenges and keep all contributors working in harmony. We enable a smooth flow of information to optimize decision making. This streamlined approach is how our design build process delivers outstanding results.

Quality and Efficiency

TDL Construction’s process delivers high quality construction, on time and on budget. By bringing the designer and builder together from start to finish, there is greater collaboration throughout the project. The architects and contractors work together to optimize the design and avoid any inefficiencies. Materials and systems are selected not just for aesthetics but also constructability. With the builder involved early on, the project can be sequenced in the most efficient manner.

Schedule compliance is paramount in any construction process. The unified team works to accelerate the schedule and meet milestones through greater coordination. Since the builder provides real-time pricing and advice during design, there are fewer surprises and changes orders down the road. TDL Construction leverages the latest technologies like BIM and lean construction to maximize productivity. With a collaborative mindset, the team identifies any potential delays or challenges proactively. Our experience means we expertly manage the construction schedule to deliver on-time with no excuses.

Cost efficiency is also built into TDL’s process. By optimizing systems and materials upfront with the contractor, there is less waste and rework later on. Value engineering occurs early and often, to control costs while still achieving design intent. Transparency about pricing gives the client greater cost certainty throughout the project. TDL Construction leverages our buying power with trades and vendors to get competitive pricing. And our self-performing expertise allows us to competitively bid on trade work as needed. With an integrated team and open-book approach, there are no surprises when it comes to the final cost. TDL Construction delivers design build projects on-budget.

Cost Savings

One of the biggest advantages is the potential for significant cost savings compared to traditional methods. By collaborating early on, the designer and builder can optimize the overall budget and avoid costly changes down the road.

Specifically, design-build allows for:

  • Value engineering: The designer and builder work together to come up with innovative ways to reduce costs while maintaining quality and function. This collaboration results in a more optimized, efficient design.

  • Less change orders: There are often many change orders during construction as errors or inconsistencies in the plans are discovered. This drives up costs. With design-build, the designer and builder collaborate across the entire project timeline to proactively identify and address any issues. This means fewer surprises and changes during the build phase.

TDL has extensive experience with value engineering and optimizing costs. We bring a sharp eye for identifying any unnecessary expenses in the design while still delivering a high-quality end product that meets the client’s vision and requirements. This cost-focused approach provides excellent value for our clients.

Innovative Solutions

Our process allows for more creative and customized solutions than the traditional process. With a single entity managing design and construction, there is more flexibility to explore innovative techniques and materials.

At TDL, our team is focused on delivering great results for clients through creative approaches. We have the capability to thoroughly assess the project goals and develop solutions that are tailored specifically to meet those needs.

Some examples of innovative techniques we’ve used projects include:

  • Prefabricated modular components to improve efficiency and quality control
  • Adaptable spaces that can change functions as an organization’s needs evolve over time
  • Sustainable features like solar power, green roofs, and recycled materials
  • High-performance building envelopes and systems to maximize energy efficiency
  • Customized acoustic designs to improve sound quality in auditoriums
  • Applied technology like multimedia screens and smart building controls

The process enables constant collaboration between our architects, engineers, and contractors. This facilitates innovation because ideas can be quickly evaluated for cost, schedule, and quality impacts. Our integrated teams use state-of-the-art building information modeling (BIM) to visualize and analyze different concepts in-depth.

The result is that clients get thoughtfully engineered buildings that meet their unique needs, with the latest innovations and maximum value. TDL projects set new standards focused on the client’s vision.

F.A.Q: Design Build

Remember, as your trusted partner, TDL Construction is always here to answer any additional questions you may have and guide you through your construction journey.

*Please note that the answers provided above are general in nature and may vary depending on the specific project and context.

What is Design Build?

Design Build is a construction approach that combines the design and construction phases into one streamlined process. With Design Build, a single team manages the entire project from start to finish, promoting efficient collaboration and communication.

What are the benefits of Design Build?

Design Build offers several advantages, including improved communication, faster project delivery, cost savings, and better quality control. By integrating design and construction, Design Build minimizes conflicts, enhances collaboration, and ensures a seamless construction experience.

How does Design Build differ from traditional construction methods?

Unlike traditional construction methods, Design Build eliminates the need for separate entities for design and construction. With Design Build, the same team handles both aspects, leading to smoother coordination, faster decision-making, and reduced project risks.

How can Design Build save time and money?

Design Build’s integrated approach saves time by allowing construction to begin before the design is fully completed. This overlap reduces project durations and eliminates potential delays. Additionally, the collaborative nature of Design Build helps control costs and ensures efficiency throughout the project.

What happens if changes need to be made during the construction process?

With Design Build, changes can be accommodated more easily compared to traditional methods. Since the design and construction teams work together from the beginning, adjustments can be made swiftly, minimizing disruptions and costly redesigns.

How can I choose a reliable Design Build contractor?

When selecting a Design Build contractor, consider their experience, expertise, and past projects. Look for contractors who are licensed, insured, and have a proven track record of successful Design Build projects. Reading reviews, asking for references, and conducting thorough interviews can also help in the selection process.

What is the typical timeline for a Design Build project?

The timeline for Design Build projects varies depending on the complexity and size of the project. However, Design Build projects generally have faster delivery times compared to traditional methods. The contractor can provide a more accurate timeline after assessing the specific project requirements.

Will I have input during the design phase in a Design Build project?

Yes, absolutely! Client input is highly valued in Design Build projects. The collaborative nature of Design Build ensures that clients are involved in the decision-making process from the beginning. You will have the opportunity to provide input and feedback to shape the design according to your vision and requirements.

How do I ensure quality control in a Design Build project?

Quality control is a crucial aspect of Design Build projects. To ensure quality, choose a reputable Design Build contractor who maintains high standards of workmanship and uses quality materials. Additionally, regular inspections, clear communication, and project milestones can help monitor and ensure the quality of the construction.

Is Design Build suitable for both residential and commercial projects?

Yes, Design Build is suitable for both residential and commercial projects. Whether you’re planning to build a new home or office space, remodel an existing property, or undertake a large-scale commercial construction, Design Build offers the same benefits of streamlined coordination, enhanced collaboration, and cost and time savings.