We know from experience that the best outcomes for creating or reinventing a great food facility are achieved through our Design Build approach. Here’s why:
Traditionally, food facilities are designed, tendered and built. We have a better way of doing things here at Wiley where we take a “Design Build” approach. Here is a comparison of the value between the two approaches:
|Contracting and Collaboration||Under this approach, the Facility Owner is required to establish multiple contracts to deliver the facility. This creates multiple relationships for the Facility Owner to manage where responsibilities are often not clear. Disputes and associated risks remain the responsibility of the Facility Owner.||Under this approach, the Facility Owner establishes a single Design Build contract. Design Build risk transfers to that Contractor and competitive pricing is achieved through transparent tendering processes. Disputes are controlled as the single point of responsibility is the Design Build Contractor.|
|Delivery Cost||Design requirements are developed independently of the Build requirements. Clarifying the design, scope and other requirements during the Tender process may require ongoing input from the Design Consultant. Once a Build Contractor is selected, any ambiguity in the Design or Tender process is likely to result in variations at the cost of the Facility Owner.||The Design Build team work collaboratively. Build expertise is factored into the Design process and Design expertise is involved in the Build process. Variations resulting from ambiguity between the Design and Build activities are eliminated. Research has shown that project costs are 6.1% lower on average when adopting the Design Build approach.|
|Delivery Speed||Design, Tender and Build activities occur sequentially. One activity is completed before the next stage can begin. The overall time required to deliver the project is increased.||The Design Build activities are integrated and overlap each other. As a result, project delivery times are reduced. Research has shown this approach delivers projects 33.5% faster on average.|
|Delivery Quality||This approach separates the expertise of the Design contractor from the Build Contractor. The design process may not take all building requirements into account and vice versa. This approach can motivate the Build Contractor to bid low to secure the project driving lower quality inputs (materials and labour).||This approach ensures build quality and process is taken into account in the design stage. Build activities follow the design requirements and quality levels specified. Design documentation is more likely to suit project requirements as are the materials and labour used to deliver the project.|
Food facilities are complex.
To deliver a great facility, you need to integrate a great food process engineering team into the design and development process. This is what makes Wiley unique. Our Design Build approach is complemented with strong in house process engineering capabilities to deliver great food facilities.
What if the project needs the traditional approach?
Wiley is highly proficient at delivering projects using the traditional approach and can deliver as the Design Contractor and/or the Build Contractor in the Design Tender Build approach.
Wiley’s preference is, of course, to adopt the Design Build approach and complement that with our food process engineering capability. This delivers superior results in terms of project cost, speed and quality with less risk for our clients.