Effective integration of design and construction services to ensure innovation and success for Owners
Design-Build (DB) is a project delivery system where the design and construction services are contracted by a single entity known as the design-builder or design-build contractor. One entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion, thereby re-integrating the roles of designer and constructor. Across the country and around the world, DB successfully delivers both horizontal and vertical construction projects with superior results.
Owner Benefits of Design-Build
- Minimizes project risk for an owner
- Allows for reduction in project schedule
- Allows flexibility if project scope is changed
- Owner is not mediating between the designer and the contractor
- Early contractor involvement
- Guaranteed maximum price
Jackson Creek Elementary School
Thompson Turner Construction and LS3P Architects were selected as a design-build team by Richland School District Two to provide design and construction services for the new 747-student Jackson Creek Elementary School. The project is located in an area of the district to relieve overcrowding at nearby elementary schools. The 26-acre site has some unique challenges, including wetlands, that necessitated a compact footprint and two-story classroom “neighborhood” layout to accommodate the necessary 126,000 square feet. The building and site design incorporate flexible indoor and outdoor learning environments.
Thompson Turner Construction and Jumper Carter Sease Architects were hired by Charleston County School District to provide design-build services for design and construction phases of the new Carolina Park Elementary School, located near a busy, residential community.
Thompson Turner Construction and Stevens & Wilkinson were hired by Sumter County to provide Design-Build services for the new Sumter County Judicial Center.
Lake City, SC
Thompson Turner Construction was hired by Lake City to complete the National Bean Market and the Dr. Ronald E. McNair Life History Center renovations as well as the new construction of Village Green under the Design-Build delivery method with Stevens & Wilkinson.