DESCCO Design & Construction is a General Contractor offering a variety of construction services in the Mid Atlantic Region. Not only are we capable to step in and start with any portion of the planning, the coordination of the day-to-day activities, and the completion of your project, but DESCCO Design & Construction has the capacity to design and build for your project. If you desire a single point of contact and responsibility, accelerated project completion, price efficiencies, price stability, and on time scheduling, then partner with DESCCO early in the planning stages to ensure your general construction project will be of the highest quality, built on time, on budget.
DESCCO General Construction Services Include
- General Contracting
- Project Management
- Budget Analysis
- Pre-Construction Services
- Design Build
- Design Bid Build
- Conceptual Planning
- Constructability Reviews
- Feasibility Studies
Industries We Serve
- Food Processing
- Water / WasteWater Plants
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Industrial Facilities
- Commercial Buildings
Our General Construction services offer a variety of services including, Concrete Services, Warehouse Construction and Warehouse Renovations, Retail Buildings and Fit Outs, Office Building and Fit Outs, Specialty Buildings (Fire Stations, Municipal Buildings, & More), and ADA Accessibility.
Design and Build Services
Single Source of Responsibility
With both design and construction in the hands of one firm, there is a single point of responsibility for quality, cost and schedule. The design-builder is motivated to fulfill all owner objectives – financial feasibility, marketability, functionality, quality, budget, and schedule. With design-build, the owner is able to focus on scope/needs definition and timely decision-making, rather than on coordination between architect, engineers, and builder.
The owner’s requirements and expectations are expressed in performance terms and it is the design-builder’s responsibility to produce results. If the design-builder’s plans and specifications are deficient, it does not create a change order for the owner. Because the design-builder is accountable, the entire process is carefully managed, so no misunderstandings occur. If there is a performance issue, the design-builder must take responsibility. That responsibility is a powerful motivator to deliver quality.
Ninety percent (90%) of project success is determined in the planning or feasibility phase, when project scope and layout is being determined by the owner and the design-build team. The design-builder brings architecture, engineering, cost estimating, scheduling, and construction expertise to the owner’s team at the earliest stages of a project, charting the course for success.
With design-build, construction can begin prior to the completion of the plans and specifications, without risk to the owner. Materials are ordered early in the process, enabling construction time to be minimized. Competitive bidding can be phased, so cost controls are maintained.
Early Knowledge of Firm Costs
It does not require a significant investment by the owner to get a firm cost from the design-builder. Cost information is developed in parallel with the preliminary design, and once the costs are established, the project team guides the design within the budget constraints.
General Construction Planning
At DESCCO, our goal is to work with you as early in the planning stages as possible to offer guidance on costs and functionality. We want to learn about you, your business, and most importantly the processes used in your business to ensure we meet your goals and expectations. It is our goal to effectively plan your project and meet your deadlines in a cost effective way that still achieves your desired results.
General Construction Coordination
As your general contractor we will take charge of the coordination of the project from beginning to end. Along with coordinating your project we pride ourselves on not only quality work, but quality communication. It’s the lifeblood of any project and we are committed to open, honest dialog with you and everyone involved to make sure your project is being handled in the best way.
General Construction Execution
From the design to the management of the project, DESCCO Design & Construction excels in situations that require unusual attention, patience and nurturing. We use the latest technology for communication, designing, planning, and managing, but it takes real people with unique skills to coordinate, supervise and build quality work on time and on budget. Count on us to exceed your expectations every step of the way.