Landscape Design And Construction
The design and construction (D&C) contract is a modern alternative to the traditional method of principal-led design development followed by a construct only contract.
Design and Construction contracts are becoming more prevalent across most industries in WA, particularly the landscape industry. TDL possess strong awareness of the design and construct methodology through exposure to these contracts via developers, builders and project management teams.
Why design & construct?
One of the most advantageous elements obtained from a D&C contract is the time savings. While the traditional method of 100% detailed documentation has its distinct benefits, the process is often exhaustive and time consuming, which is reflected as additional costs consumed on consultant design fees.
By comparison, the D&C approach is more agile enabling a quicker time to market as builders are engaged earlier once the brief has been established and concept designs drafted.
De-Risking the Project
Transferring the design and other project risks to TDL, the client essentially reduces their risk of which would traditionally be borne by them. Design errors or omissions occurring through the project become the ultimate responsibility of the design and construct team.
By transferring this accountability, a subsequent incentive is established ensuring a more vigilant delivery, where traditionally, the consultant is less incentivized to be as heedful due to their lack of liability.
Much like landscape architects are experts in their respective field of design, builders are the experts at construction and harbor a wealth of knowledge when it comes to constructability, materials and contemporary construction technologies.
Through the design and construct process, TDL will work add value through the design process to ensure highly detailed components can be constructed as intended, while providing the added value of a cost control function by providing real time construction budgeting to instill confidence with the client that the design will comply with their budget.