Design Build

Principles and Practices

Design-Build (DB) is an extremely common construction delivery method that requires building owners, Architects & Engineers (A&E), and Vazquez Commercial Contracting work hand-in-hand to capture and convert the project vision into a preliminary design that meets both the functional and aesthetic goals. This delivery method and project approach includes planning, design, and construction in a single construction contract. This method depends upon steady engagement by an owners single point of contact and a conforming flow of work with open, recurring communication. An absence of engagement and/or accountability can impede the project delivery and cost all the project stakeholders both time and money. VCC proactively manages the DB process, establishes benchmarks, and achieves milestones to help simplify the process and lead to an efficient project delivery.

Clocktower Leavenworth
Historic Preservation Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas
Hybrid operating room - Veterans Affairs Hospital
VA Hospital Operating Room Design-Build Construction

Specialty Design-Build Capabilities for Healthcare

Vazquez leaders possess the diverse experience, technical knowledge, and professional degrees required to design and construct some of the most difficult and complex structures in America. Vazquez tackles projects with undefined requirements, including underestimated magnitudes and scopes of the projects. The VCC architects and engineers assess the complexity of the project and provide a host of recommendations to the project delivery team, owners, and clients. These complex projects often involve renovations with historic preservation requirements, buildings that are decades old, and drawings that are obsolete and no longer usable. The lack of veracity and unintentional ambiguity of these types of projects add to the credibility and validate the capabilities of Vazquez and the VCC people who repeatedly deliver these projects with profound success.

Design-Build Experience and Capability

Design-Build (DB) Past Performance Projects include the following types of structures:
  • Class A – Office Building
  • Medical Facilities (active)
  • College & University Learning Centers
  • Elementary Schools
  • Auditoriums & Stadiums
  • Multi-Tenant Dormitories & Retirement Centers
  • Fire Stations & Fire Management Offices
  • Vehicle Maintenance Facilities
  • Airport & Support Facilities
  • Banks & Credit Union
  • Locks & Dams
  • Residential Homes (and Historic Preservation)
  • Military Specific Structures
  • Recreational & Sporting Facilities
  • Piers, Rivers, and other Civil Works
  • Military Security Entrances
  • Roads & Bridges

Design Tools and Services

  • 3D Modeling and scanning
    • Clash detection
    • Design
    • As-builts
    • Site Evaluation
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) Clash Detection
  • Construction Estimating
  • Mechanical Evaluation & Engineering
  • MEP Coordination
  • 360 Degree Aerial Imaging
  • REVIT Design Software
  • Renderings & 3D Imaging
  • Design Concept Planning
  • Security Designs

Design Support and Engineering Services

Internal Capabilities

  • Mechanical Engineers and Architectural Designer

External Partner Support Services

  • Elevar Design Group (vertical)
  • Brandstetter Carroll Inc (civil)
  • KZF Design (multi-discipline)
  • Kirkpatrick Architecture Studio (safety and fire)
  • MD Engineering (MEP)
  • Plummer (environmental)