Uncommon Value and Integrity in Church Construction
We Provide Options in Church Construction
Church Development Services (CDS) offers several project delivery and contracting solutions specifically designed to meet your church’s needs, abilities, project cost, time, and risk management goals. Our church construction solutions maximize spiritual benefit and construction value while protecting the church by reducing its risk and stress. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages; depending on the church, scope of the project, and other factors, one solution will be a better fit than others.
Design-Bid-Build (General Contractor)
Arguably a more traditional method of construction delivery, general contracting has long been a common solution. An architect is hired to design the project and the General Contractor is hired based on fixed not to exceed price estimates based on those designs. The architect and builder are hired under separate contracts, creating a dynamic tension. Much of the risk of construction overruns are assumed by the contractor.
CDS provides both the design and church construction services for your new facilities. This method is typically more efficient for the church than design-bid-build where you hire an architect to design the building, send the plans out to bid, and then hire a builder. Design-build removes a step in the process, eliminates finger pointing between builder and architect, and typically provides superior cost controls, as the design team works with the construction team to value engineer the project during the design phase.
Construction Management (CM)
This method has quickly gained acceptance as an alternative to General Contracting. With CM, CDS acts as an agent on behalf of the church to oversee the construction process. Typically preformed on a flat fee or cost plus basis, CM offers the utmost in transparency and cost savings to the church. Financial control tends to be stronger because of how money is handled. CDS also provides a CM solution in the capacity of a design and construction manager, providing the same benefits found in Design-Build.
Turnkey Solution or Owners Agent
CDS plans, directs, and manages the entire church construction project on behalf of the church. CDS acts as your agent and consultant working with the architect, engineers, attorneys, accountants, bankers and public officials to provide a complete and turnkey solution. We manage the bidding process, provide project administration, and manage the subcontractors on behalf of the church through to project completion.
Your Project – Your Choice
CDS can deliver your church construction project using any of these methods, so you can trust that we are not going to sell you into one particular methodology. We help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of all the options in your particular situation, and recommend the solution that will best meet your needs.
The Million Dollar Question -What Is Best For Your Church? Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Construction Management, or a Turnkey Solution?
With several church construction delivery and contracting methods available in the design and construction of a new facility, how do you know what is best for your church?
With the experience gained through hundreds of church building projects, Church Development Services (CDS) is able to deliver your church building project using any of these methods; so rest assured we are not going to force you into “our way”. At CDS, we will help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of each church construction option as they apply to your unique situation. We will then recommend the right solution to best meet the needs and goals of the church.
We are honored to help your church expand the Kingdom through a building program. We look forward to an opportunity to learn more about your church and explore how we can be of assistance.
Category: Church Construction