One of the best ways to save on construction costs is to avoid making expensive mistakes. The early involvement of the owner and contractor, starting in the conceptual planning and design phase of a project, can prevent this from happening, which influences costs and completion time for the better.
Problems of Traditional Methods
In the past, owners would commission drawings and specs and only then select a contractor. This presented many problems. The contractor had to be able to build a design by sticking to a budget and keeping within a specific timeframe.
If this was not considered possible, the project would have to go back to the drawing board. Disagreements between architects and contractors also resulted in delays.
Design and Construction Teams Collaborate