PROJECT DELIVERY METHODS
Design – Bid
This is the most common project delivery method. Structural Systems Inc. has extensive experience in design-bid projects. We have a large network of suppliers, erectors, and detailers that we have built strong relationships with over the past 70+ years. Structural Systems Inc. is able to assemble qualified project teams at competitive prices.
Design – Assist
The design assist method is becoming a very popular option for projects, particularly those with complex design or aggressive schedules. This method allows Structural Systems Inc. to actively engage with the design team through the life of the project to share our trade expertise, value engineering ideas, and design suggestions. Structural Systems Inc. has built a history over the past 70+ years to be able to tap into various networks of detailers, project managers, erectors, in-house engineers, and suppliers.
Design – Build
The design build method has seen some growth recently as owners, developers, and construction managers recognize the benefits of close collaboration between Structural Systems Inc. and structural engineers. For this method, Structural Systems Inc. is able to suggest and guide the designers in creating the most structurally and cost efficient steel frame. This input proves extremely valuable as it ultimately results in both time and cost savings on the project.
Integrated Project Delivery
Structural Systems Inc. has enjoyed involvement in utilizing the Integrated Project Delivery method. This method emphasizes strong and efficient teamwork through shared risk and reward. Our experience with integrated project delivery has given us a clear understanding of the time, communication, and partnership demands that this method requires.