Design-Build & Design-Assist Services
Design-build combines planning and design, procurement, negotiation and scheduling as a construction delivery method versus the traditional design-bid-build process. It provides for a single point of responsibility for the success of a project and can reduce the total duration of a project by allowing construction to begin prior to design completion. Additionally, this process allows costing to be incorporated into design decisions, allowing a project to come in at or under budget.
NEI Electric has electrical designers on staff with over 25 years of experience in the areas of healthcare, commercial and industrial facilities design, as well as municipal and retail types of projects.
Design-assist brings the contractor into the design team which includes the owner or their representative, the architect, engineer, general contractor and other sub-contractors. With a design-assist project, we will meet with the electrical engineers on design and constructability issues and offer value engineering suggestions in order to keep the project on budget and on time.
On a recent design-assist project, NEI Electric was able to provide value engineering suggestions to reduce the project GMP by 21% while still maintaining the project’s LEED certification.