Serving as a “single point” solution for both design and construction allows US to work closely with our clients to efficiently implement a design and schedule – and project delivery process – that fully address all project success criteria. These success criteria include capital costs, operating costs, completion timeframe, operability, maintainability, and other factors, but also often extend beyond the project itself. In these instances, Ulliman Schutte can provide value-added, triple-bottom-line benefits for the community.
In addition to the simplicity of a single contract, Ulliman Schutte's Design-Build clients appreciate the advantages of developing a project design that has been fully optimized through the eyes of a highly experienced builder. As the design progresses, our preconstruction team provides continual schedule analysis, constructability reviews, and value engineering services, all of which are fully informed by Ulliman Schutte's Tight & Right™ estimating systems.
The Design-Build project delivery method provides tremendous ability to shape a project scope and Contract method to meet the needs of every client and project. To determine which combination is "best" for any given project, a thorough analysis must be performed which accounts for technical and schedule requirements, financial structure and funding availability, applicable codes and laws, the client's level of desired involvement, and a host of other factors. Ulliman Schutte helps our clients navigate through these decision points based on our experience and our knowledge of available options and best practices
In addition to being enthusiastic practitioners of Design-Build, Ulliman Schutte maintains an active advocacy role to encourage continued adoption throughout the industry. Ulliman Schutte is an active participant and contributor to the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), and many of our leaders are DBIA-certified. Ulliman Schutte also is a contributing member of the Water Collaborative Delivery Association (formerly Water Design-Build Council), an organization dedicated to furthering collaborative delivery methods within our industry.