Working With a Design-Build Firm on Commercial Construction Projects

What to Expect When Working with a Design-Build Firm on Commercial Construction Projects

When it comes to a commercial construction project, there can be a multitude of moving pieces to manage, leaving you feeling overwhelmed before you even have a site picked out. At FDC we understand the unique stresses and requirements that come along with forming a commercial construction strategy. If you are looking for a way to smoothly navigate the ins and outs of a commercial project, a design-build firm may be exactly what your business needs. Read on to take an in-depth look at the design-build commercial construction method from our expert team at the Facility Development Company.

The Commercial Design-Build Process

The design-build method of construction strategically integrates every phase of your commercial project under a single entity. The entire process from conception, to completion, is designed to streamline project delivery and save you money. Hiring an integrated design-build team will also remove the burden of having to manage multiple contracts and points of communication. 

When working with FDC, there will be four main phases we guide you through during a commercial design-build construction project:

  • Pre-Construction Planning
  • Design 
  • Construction
  • Post Construction

Our highly experienced team of designers, architects, engineers, and construction professionals all collaborate to optimize every phase of your project.

Pre-Construction Planning for Commercial Projects

Pre-construction planning is an imperative phase of the commercial design-build process. During this phase, our design-build team will collaborate to outline and evaluate the project’s goals, timelines, and budget to fully maximize the success of each phase. We can also help with the entitlement and due diligence process.

At FDC we guide you through the pre-construction process so you know exactly how we plan on executing your entire commercial project from start to finish. This outline will also allow all of us to strategically manage any unforeseen changes or issues without compromising the overall success of your project.

Designing Your Commercial Space

Once our plan of action is outlined you can now confidently move forward with designing your commercial space. The design phase is your opportunity to truly personalize your environment to ensure the ultimate success of your business. Our design team are experts at incorporating functional elements and unique composition to create a productive and aesthetically pleasing environment. 

We will guide you through designing everything from the exterior, interior, and even landscaping around your commercial space and present you with the finalized drawings and plans for approval. 

What to Expect During Construction

At FDC we manage every aspect of the construction process from preparing the site, managing the required commercial permitting, and inspections required for your build. Our highly experienced construction team will handle everything including:

  • Demolition 
  • Grading
  • Drainage
  • Electrical
  • Waste management
  • Foundation
  • Framing
  • HVAC installation
  • Plumbing
  • Equipment Installation
  • Landscaping
  • And much more

When you choose FDC as your commercial design-build firm, you can expect a high level of communication and transparency throughout the entire construction process. We will ensure you always remain up-to-date on the project’s scheduling, budgeting, and overall progress.

Post-Construction Inspection

Once your commercial project is complete, our team will provide a full overview of the project, as well as any required documentation you may need. We will also assume responsibility for all post-construction clean-up to ensure your new facility is ready for business. A representative of FDC will then guide you through a full walkthrough of the location and provide a final inspection for quality assurance and your complete satisfaction with the project.

Bring Your Commercial Construction Project to Life with the Design-Build Team at FDC

As a leader in the industry, FDC has 40 years of hands-on experience in the design-build construction process. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality services and working alongside you to bring your commercial project to life. We invite you to browse our portfolio of past projects and to contact us about our commercial design-build construction services.

You can get in touch with the Facility Development Company online, or by phone at (707) 523-1722.