Brandt has extensive experience with design-build and design-assist projects working in-partnership civil/structural engineering and architectural firms on mechanical, plumbing, and electrical designs. Our firm has invested considerably in assembling an in-house team of degreed and professional engineers. For this reason, we are better equipped than most to collaborate with the design team and bring increased value to our customers. When Brandt engages with the design team, our engineers approach projects from a code, constructability, and cost standpoint. Exploring alternate design approaches and value engineering are integral to our strategy from the beginning of the design phase. This collaborative approach has led to successful mechanical, electrical, and plumbing projects throughout our core markets.
The success of Brandt’s ability to effectively deliver a successful design-build project relies heavily on our in-house design-build project managers. Brandt has a dedicated team of design-build project managers whose sole responsibility is to manage scope, schedule, and budget during the design phase. Ultimately, this team is in place to ensure that the final product conveyed to you in the Sales cycle is delivered to you at the end of the Construction Phase.
Brandt’s engineering team prioritizes utilizing our CAD and BIM capabilities to model projects in 3D during the design phase. Brandt can take the lead in project drawing coordination and provide a proven system to eliminate all conflicts between trades and systems, thus reducing the overall chances of re-work. This approach minimizes the total project cost, giving Brandt the ability to maintain the budget and reduce the schedule of the whole project. Brandt considers prefabrication a primary focus during the design phase. There is constant communication between our design team and fabrication team to identify elements of the installation that can be prefabricated. Once those elements are identified, the engineering team tailors its design to allow for prefabrication.