Primus Builders is the leading provider of design-build services to the cold storage industry. Since 2000, the firm has been performing this delivery method on projects ranging from engine room renovations to complex distribution facilities with AS/RS components. Primus’s single-source approach accounts for over 90% of the firm’s business and positions the team as an expert in the field.
Single Point of Responsibility
Probably the greatest benefit to Owners implementing design-build is the single point of responsibility. Traditionally, Owners contracted with the architect/engineer and general contractor separately. On design-build projects, Primus assumes responsibility for the entire project. The Owner is no longer forced between two contracted entities, which reduces risk.
Schedule & Cost Reduction
Design-build allows Primus to reduce the delivery schedule by performing design and construction services concurrently. A shorter schedule translates to Owner cost savings. This is especially true at Primus, where Primus Design Services and Primus Builders occupy the same space. Communication is effortless and ongoing with no gaps.
Primus relies on a high-level of communication between all project stakeholders to ensure project success. Design-build encourages collaboration between architects, engineers, estimators and construction managers immediately upon award. Implementing BIM improves collaboration even further and allows the Owner to make important decisions even earlier in the process.