What is Adventus Group?
Adventus Group is a Design-Build Contractor, and Developer.
"Design-Build" is a Construction Project Delivery system where, in contrast to the traditional
"design-bid-build" system, both the Design as well as the Construction professionals are
part of a single team known as the Design-Build Contractor.
De-fragmentation of the Design and Construction process minimizes project risk for an
owner, and adds more control to the delivery schedule by integrating the Design phase
and Construction phase of a project from the start.
Efficiency is significantly increased by utilizing a team approach with just one central
project manager. Design-Build is very similar to the historic "Master Builder" approach.
Under the Master Builder approach, a central figure was the key organizational figure
from inception to completion.
Overview of the process
Design-build focuses on combining the Design, permit, and construction schedules in
order to streamline the traditional design-bid-build environment. This does not directly
shorten the time it takes to complete the individual tasks of creating working drawings
and specifications, acquiring building and other permits, or actually constructing the
Instead, a Design-Build firm brings together Design and Construction professionals in a
Collaborative Environment to complete these tasks in an overlapping, integrated fashion.
Doing so improves efficiency, and creates higher transparency and accessibility for an
owner. Both cost and time benefits are achieved.
Benefits of Design-Build
Even though it does not directly reduce the cost of materials and labor, or the length of
time it takes to obtain required permits, or to produce (construction)drawings, the
Design-build method often still provides significant financial and time benefits to the
owner on the overall project.
This is accomplished by combined effects of a single point of contact, compression of the
process, elimination of the disconnect between the various Design and Construction
professionals, and an often reduced period of time of carrying a construction loan.
Other beneficial attributes include:
A. Single source project delivery, and
B. A higher degree of budget control
C. Enhanced communication between the service provider and the client
D. Increased accountability by the service provider,
E. Value based project feedback system.
A. Single Source
Instead of having several Design Consultants, and various contractors to deal with, an
owner deals with just one Central project manager. Design revisions, project feedback,
budgeting, permitting, construction issues, change orders, and billing can all be routed
through Adventus Group. This single point of contact allows a certain degree of flexibility
for the owner. Most design-builders will leverage that flexibility for the owner's benefit by
continually refining the construction program to maximize the owner's value at the
completion of the project.
B. A higher degree of budget control
By integrating the design and construction process for the start, and involving all required
design and construction professionals from the earliest planning stages of a project, a
higher level of budget control is achieved. All elements of a new design are evaluated for
their cost implications while a design in being developed. Substitutions of construction
methods or materials can easily be made, and potential problems can often be
anticipated before construction commences.
B. Enhanced communication
Because the design parameters of a project are being developed along with the
budgetary goals - construction methodologies and budget conditions are being weighed
Hence, a project is more likely to be realized than with a pure design approach. The
owner has greater access to the whole project "team" as the project is being developed.
This efficiency is not a negative "short cut" as a rule, but rather the keystone to the success
of the Design & Build model.
Design-Build provides an integrated solution for the owner or client. This moves projects
away from the "finger-pointing" that is often commonplace in contemporary construction
projects. This delays projects, is bad energy for all involved parties, and ultimately adds
additional costs to the owner. Design Build allows the owner to look to just one central
project manager with any questions or concerns. Whether they are design or construction
D. Value-based project feedback
Typically, in order for a contractor to bid on a project, very specific details relating to the
methods and materials must be given to avoid any ambiguity and to make an "apples to
apples" comparison of bids. In a design-build context, the owner, the owner's other
consultants, and the design-builder can work together to determine what methods and
materials will maximize the owner's value. In instances where marginally more expensive
materials, designs, or construction methods might yield a higher return on investment for
the owner than those of lower cost, the owner is free to adjust the project's program
without having to re-bid the entire project.
The best way to achieve successful completion, and achieve higher cost control of a
project is to build a reasonable contingency margin into the project budget. This will
cover the "Murphy's law factor" present in any project, and even-out any ripples that will
occur no matter how careful one plans ahead. It is also crucial to update construction
cost estimates periodically during the Design process. The latter by gathering input from
the entire Design-Build team to assess cost impact of design changes or choices.
Adventus group is a Licensed General Contractor in the State of California
License # 906679
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