Design Assist

Experience increased quality, schedule improvement, cost effectiveness and other rewards with design-assist.

Design-assist leverages the strengths and expertise of key trade contractors through a Lean, integrated approach. When your project requires sequencing construction in conjunction with a fast-track schedule, in an operating environment or under harsh weather constraints, engaging key trades early to provide input into the project schedule, logistics planning, long-lead procurements and construction phasing maximizes effectiveness. Trades can also provide insights on construction methods that focus on LEED and sustainability.

The contractor element

Bringing on selected trade contractors early in the design process can significantly enhance project quality, cost-effectiveness, schedule responsiveness and knowledge of the current marketplace. Design-assist trades can range from MEP/FP to building superstructure, building envelope, equipment or other specialty trades.

The benefits

• Expand the team’s collective knowledge and resources
• Design-in constructability
• Minimize/eliminate design overlap
• Reduce RFIs during construction
• Reduce changes during construction
• Early identification of opportunities for schedule compression
• Make just-in-time technology decisions
• Identify best opportunities for prefabrication

Selected Projects

Browse our Portfolio for some of the fascinating work DDD has completed or consulted on over the past 2 decades. From new construction, to rehabilitation projects, 100,000+ sf building to small retail spaces, we’ve done it all.

Our Core Values

DDD works with a clear vision to become an industry leader serving the full life-cycle needs of our built environment; renowned for our integrity, excellence and commitment to improving the quality of life of communities in the US and the Caribbean. Learn more about what drives our team.

News and Insight

Stay informed of the latest trends, news, and updates from your go-to Design-Build-Maintain team, through the DDD Blog. Every week we bring design professionals, clients and partners curated content that furthers our mission, promotes our achievements and keeps you up-to-date.

Let’s talk about your project!