Similar to the total mechanical contractor concept of having plumbing, piping, HVAC/R service, sheet metal and controls under one roof, adding design responsibilities to the list often makes the most sense. Nobody knows mechanical systems better than those that install them. Nothing beats the in-the-trenches institutional knowledge gained by seeing what works and what does not, both from a design and an equipment perspective. We put that experience to work for the customer by offering pre-construction design services as well.
Combining design, CAD/BIM, estimating and construction expertise together under one contract establishes a single point of responsibility that can significantly reduce design conflicts, shorten the project schedule, decrease the number of change orders and lower costs for the customer.
The traditional design-bid-build model has its place in the industry for projects with simple mechanical systems, but the design-build/assist model is often preferred for projects with custom or complex mechanical systems.
Modern Piping Inc. and our affiliated companies work together as a design-build/assist team every day to provide the best value to our customers. Give us a call to discuss your design and construction needs.