DesignBuild Solutions

Our in-house subsidiary company, DesignBuild Solutions, integrates architectural services with construction capabilities.

DesignBuild Solutions

Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, Grinnell, IA

Solutions-based team approach

DesignBuild Solutions integrates architectural services with the commercial construction capabilities of Neumann Brothers, creating a single source of responsibility under one roof. 

The team approach involves our designers, project managers, superintendents, clients and partners from the concept stage to ribbon cutting. The comprehensive start-to-finish approach includes: 

  • Pre-design services including master planning, site selection and space analysis
  • Architectural design incorporating state-of-the-art 3-D and 4-D modeling
  • Project code reviews and construction document completion
  • Recommendations for sustainable elements, proactively following the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program
  • In-house analyses of project systems such as wood, steel, concrete and masonry structures
  • Complete pre-construction and construction administration including conducting zoning reviews, reviewing shop drawings and ongoing quality assurance

Benefits of design-build:

  • Singular Responsibility When problems arise, our designers and builders work as a team to find solutions together. No time is wasted on deciding who is at fault.
  • Quality Control The design and construction teams benefit from the daily interaction and communication that comes with working out of the same office. We're on the same team and we share the same goal: delivering a quality product on time and under budget.
  • Cost Savings Being in the same building, we are able to discuss design options that improve construction efficiency. We take into account the real cost implications of means and methods early in the process and can help make adjustments when they can benefit the Owner most.
  • Time Savings Because we know the order aspects of the design need to be completed and approved to adhere to the project timeline, we are able to overlap the design phase with the construction phase, shortening the overall project timeline. 
  • Reduced Administrative Burden Our in-house team approach removes the back-and-forth paperwork required when architects and contractors are separate entities, achieving faster turnarounds for submittals. 
  • Early Knowledge of Construction Costs We are obligated to the estimates generated during design.
  • Improved Risk Management We generate the documents and construct the building. We are personally invested in ensuring the success of each and every project and the satisfaction of our clients. 
  • Problem Solving The builder draws from a wealth of construction experience and provides invaluable input on buildability throughout the design process.

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