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Special report: rETAIL DEsIGN & CoNsTrUCTIoN

Estimating and project
management teams worked
closely with Cadillac and
the design/architecture firm
throughout an extensive
pre-construction phase
to analyze the monetary
impact of initial renderings
and help refine the program
while staying within budget.

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In a design-build process, the client has a single
point of contact and receives unified design and construction recommendations.
That's in sharp contrast to traditional "design-bidbuild," where design and construction have two separate contracts - and two distinct self-interests - which
frequently position the client as the middleman to
settle disputes (like who's to blame for cost overruns).
Design-build lends efficiency: Rather than waiting

REAP THE BENEFITS
Of course, not everyone can swap out decades of process, or a corporate culture that mandates tradition.
But there are still ways to cash in on the benefits of
integration.
The agency designer or architect might contract
for pre-construction services, for instance, and receive
a feasibility review of the draft design plans. Or they
can go further and bring on a contractor to work
through schedule and cost estimates, engaging subcontractors early on.
There are a range of services that can be provided
up front to make the project more collaborative and
ensure the design is based on real-time feedback, Skalaski says.
And it does take a concerted effort. As anyone
who's spent time in the business can tell you, critical
matters can get lost in translation as design progresses down the traditional path.
"Construction solves for budget instead of the
strategic experience," says Rambo, "so unless you're
completely involved from the beginning, it can feel like
a game of telephone." 

C OUR TE SY OF G E NSL E R, SAN F RA NC IS C O

for the design and bid phases to conclude before starting to build, the design and construction phases are
initiated concurrently.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of VMSD - December 2017

Vmsd - December 2017
Contents
From the Editor
Vmsd Editorial Advisory Board
The Goods
Next Store
Top Stories of 2017
Brooklyn Bound
Reality Begins at Home
Special Report: Retail Design & Construction
Showroom
Ad Index
Checking Out
VMSD - December 2017 - Intro
VMSD - December 2017 - BB1
VMSD - December 2017 - BB2
VMSD - December 2017 - Vmsd - December 2017
VMSD - December 2017 - Cover2
VMSD - December 2017 - 1
VMSD - December 2017 - Contents
VMSD - December 2017 - 3
VMSD - December 2017 - From the Editor
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VMSD - December 2017 - Vmsd Editorial Advisory Board
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VMSD - December 2017 - The Goods
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VMSD - December 2017 - Next Store
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