A prominent method of project delivery in the Design & Construct (‘D&C’) method.
This is where the client works with the builder (and the builders internal design team) to deliver the project through every stage, concept to completion.
This mitigates any risks, problems or variations that a project may encounter, and makes Mapel Building 100% responsible for the coordination of the design between various disciplines.
We operate our D&C projects on the managing contractor method, where we rain sole responsibility for the; initial design development, design progression, approvals and construction documentation preparation as well as subcontractor and supplier management, client liaison and construction management.
The D&C method is a prominent trend across Mapel Building project client base.
We have developed a specialist in-house design and construct team to provide you with value added solutions, particularly through the design phase.
With an in-house registered architect and structural engineer, our design solutions will not only look great but be highly buildable.
Given access to our in-house estimating capacity, our design solutions will also be refined and cost-efficient building solutions for your next commercial or industrial building.
We only take minimal deposits on our D&C contracts.
We believe that this is unique for Perth commercial builders and a big plus for our clients.
This means, you effectively pay nothing upfront, for the preliminary design and quote. The value of these costs is typically 1% of the development cost, and forms part of our Complete Design & Construct Package.
With over 200 years combined experience, our D&C team can draw on organisational experience across Mapel Buildings vast range of successfully completed projects and use this through the D&C process.
This translate to the cost efficiency and time saving without compromising the architectural integrity of the project.
Some advantages of the D&C method are:
• The designer and builder work collaboratively during the design process to identify cost efficiencies,
the overall project cost is considered from the outset and designs generally come in on budget;
• All site related challenges are identified early by the builder and factored into the design process for
ease of construction and efficient delivery; and
• Structural issues, including engineering and building compliancy, are addressed and dealt with during
the design process to ensure the project stays on budget.
As a second-generation family business, Mapel Building has been designing and constructing commercial and industrial buildings in Perth, Western Australia for over 25 years.