Construction and Design: Better Together

Construction and design working in collaboration is better for everyone. Unfortunately, working together from the very beginning on a building is more often the outlier than the norm. Typically, the developer or builder will hire an architectural team. Next the construction team gets involved. Eventually, the interior design professionals are brought in. However, having this fragmented approach is often a recipe for problems. From lost revenue to an inferior product, there are a multitude of reasons why construction and design teams working in tandem is better for everyone.

First and foremost, collaboration leads to increased revenues. However, there are other important reasons to have construction and design teams collaborate often and early including:

Increased Teamwork

The old saying “teamwork makes the dream work” may be a bit of an overstatement here, but the premise holds true. When construction and design work together from the beginning of a project, they will have a sense of ‘being on the same team,’ having a shared goal. They will all want to complete a successful project that meets or exceeds the owner/developer’s expectations. And when a challenge arises (because we all know there are always challenges) there is less likely to be finger-pointing and more putting heads together to resolve the issue. Further, feeling like you are part of a team all working together helps keep everyone accountable.

Designers on the ground with the construction team getting it done, together.

Shared Expertise

When you have professional construction engineers and interior designers working in collaboration you have a wealth and depth of expertise. You have experts who understand pricing, sequencing, and how buildings come together. Furthermore, you have designers who create designs that will compliment the construction efforts. Having these two entities work together provides continuity in the project and again, accountability from beginning to end.

Example of designer produced renderings that take into consideration construction elements.

Time Savings

Design and construction involve managing many timelines that need to coordinate in lockstep. Anything the team can do to avoid taking steps backward is going to lead to better, faster, and more cost-effective results. Big decisions can be revisited during construction planning so that there won’t be a need for changes after the fact.

When the construction and design teams work together, from the very beginning of a project, it saves the builder time, money, and frustration. Construction and design collaboration always result in a better product for the consumer too as as their home will be built together better.

Contact us today to see how our design team can collaborate with your construction team to build together better.