Design/build is a system of project delivery in which a contractor is retained to deliver a complete project, from design to completion. This is in contrast to traditional plan-and-spec projects (also known as design/bid/build) in which an owner contracts with separate entities for the design and construction of a project.
Projects delivered using the design/build system offer a number of advantages over plan-and-spec projects. First, design/build projects provide a sole source of accountability, which eliminates all-too-common adversarial relationships and finger-pointing that can occur between design professionals and contractors. Collaboration and teamwork between owner and contractor are improved, allowing for a smoother, more efficient process, as well as better engineering and faster project delivery.
Design/build projects are more cost-effective than plan-and-spec. Clients benefit from accurate early-stage pricing due to close client/contractor collaboration and the elimination of change orders that frequently occur on plan-and-spec projects. Because design and construction can be overlapped, bidding periods and redesign time are eliminated. This also allows for purchases to be made early on in the design phase, a major plus when it comes to long-lead items.
PJM’s 30 years of experience and design capabilities allow us to offer highest-quality design/build services. Each of our design/build projects is designed and built to-budget while providing clients with a wide range of options tailored to their specific needs. PJM is a full-service contractor, offering complete range of services that include HVAC, plumbing, controls, ductwork, and fire protection service and installation, which fit hand-in-glove with our design/build program.
PJM Mechanical Contractors, Inc. is a multi-faceted mechanical contractor providing construction and installation, service and maintenance, and design/build services in a comprehensive range of mechanical disciplines that include HVAC, plumbing, controls, refrigeration, custom metal fabrication, piping, fire protection, and backflow preventer testing. PJM primarily serves clients in pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, healthcare, institutional, and other various commercial and industrial sectors.