Design/ Build is a method of construction in which a single entity provides to the client all of the services necessary to take the project from inception to completion. The Design Build team designs and constructs the facility.
As a Design Builder, PETRA assumes the design, budget, and construction responsibility for the owner. A Design Builder contracts directly with the architect to develop drawings and then builds the project for a guaranteed maximum price. This system is used to minimize the project risk for an owner and to reduce the delivery schedule by overlapping the design phase and construction phase of a project. Under a Design Build contract, the client has a single point of responsibility in the Design Builder. PETRA has built “Rock Solid” partnerships with renowned architecture and engineering firms, which assures our clients a finished product that satisfies beyond expectations.
A Construction Manager oversees every phase of the construction project for the owner. Responsibilities include oversight of conceptual planning, budget pricing, design, and construction phases. As Construction Manager, PETRA manages the construction project and advises throughout the construction process. Under a Construction Management contract, the Owner holds the contracts directly with each of the consultants, vendors and subcontractors. This is a preferred method for Owner's desiring complete transparency and control of the process.
As General Contractor, PETRA takes responsibility for all construction trades in a single contract with the Owner. The General Contractor holds the contracts directly with each of the consultants, vendors and subcontractors. A General Contractor oversees all work and is responsible for procuring payment from the owner and for paying subcontractors. Under a General Contractor agreement, the Owner and its consultants are responsible for the design process, however, it is customary for PETRA to offer value engineering suggestions throughout this process.