An increasingly popular approach often used to streamline the building delivery process of a facility is to bring both the design and construction functions under the leadership of a single entity – design / build.
The design / build approach results in a project where details are orchestrated from day one through completion of the facility / structure. With design / build, the owner is assured a single point of contact and responsibility for the design, construction, and related project costs.
Harbour approaches design / build by establishing a working partnership with the client / owner throughout the project. Laying the groundwork in the early stages, the team explores the functional requirements of the facility and, as the building concept takes shape, a schematic design is developed to delineate the basic space allocations, traffic patterns, and other essential elements of the project.
By closely coordinating the design, value engineering and estimating activities, the owner receives enormous dividends in the form of an appropriate and functional design, a guaranteed cost prior to construction, and an accelerated schedule.
Harbour Contractors is one of the few construction organizations to hold the State of Illinois' Professional Design Firm designation. Harbour is also a member of the Design Build Institute of America and is proud to have won the National Design Build Award for the Shure Incorporated headquarters facility..