Design Build


VisionOnline, wholly-owned subsidiary MLSNOW Realty and Builders, is a Design/Build construction firm located in Washington, DC metro area.


Design Build is a method of building in which both the design and construction are contracted and controlled from one source – the Master Builder. This method allows for more organization because there's one single point of accountability. Because of this, the client has more say in the project.


At VisionOnline, our team of architects, engineers and construction professionals are some of the most respected in the business. They pride themselves on their ingenuity in solving problems and creating environments that motivate and inspire. This is the way we can best serve our clients. We call this building smart.


Why we typically recommend Design-Build


While we're well versed in other methods of construction delivery, we are strong supporters of the Design-Build methodology. It's easier to manage a project and money because the project is more structured. In fact, the method is proving to be one of the most effective ways in the entire industry to build.


Here are a three more reasons why we typically recommend Design-Build construction.


1. Design-Build construction saves time


By putting both the designers and the builders under one roof, obstacles that often delay a project are completely avoided. And while Design-Build can't control certain conditions like rain and snow, eliminating all other opportunities for delay is crucial to a timely delivery.


2. Design-Build construction saves money


Many costs are avoided when both your designer and builder work under one roof, as markup and external costs are completely avoided. Additionally, with timelines that are more strictly followed comes a final tab that's fair for all involved.


3. With Design-Build, the owner has more say


This final benefit is pretty simple - there are fewer voices to talk over so our clients' pains are always heard. After all, it's their project. Anything less than exactly what they want is unacceptable. Design-Build allows owners to select systems that best suit their needs and meet their project budget.

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