Design/Build

Mason & Hanger has been providing A/E design for Design/Build projects for over 20 years including both as a preparer of Design/Build RFP documentation as well as the A/E designer of record for Design/Build projects. As a fully integrated A/E design team working directly with general contractors, our team provides the customer with the benefit of more effective communication, more efficient project execution and seamless accountability.

Our design professionals have experience with design/build projects as well as reviewing the designs developed by other design/builders on projects for which M&H prepared the RFP. This broad experience gives our designers insight into factors that produce superior RFPs and factors which detract from them. There are numerous benefits to this “real world” and field experience including:

  • Enhancing overall design and construction support expertise
  • Preparing proposals in response to D/B RFP’s developed by others gives invaluable insight relative to developing RFP packages
  • Understanding of how relatively simple changes in site layout, building locations, and interior layout can reduce cost
  • Application of value engineering approach from the contractor’s perspective to keep projects within budget
  • How overly prescriptive RFP’s limit different and innovative approaches that could reduce construction cost
  • How overly complex designs, types of building systems and use of certain materials increase cost, for the latter, especially when those materials are not those commonly used as available in the project locale
  • Impact on cost of sequencing of subcontractors work and of time gaps between subcontractor services

Our design team members’ experience encompasses a vast array of facility types including, but not limited to:

  • Hangars / Aviation Facilities and Infrastructure
  • Research Facilities
  • Laboratories
  • Training Facilities
  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Industrial Facilities
  • Firing Ranges
  • Classroom Buildings
  • Administrative Facilities
  • Headquarters / Command & Control Facilities
  • Child Development Centers
  • Utilities

Our focus on federal design and construction, coupled with an emphasis on continual training and education, means we are experts in the field, staying abreast of the most current government regulations, industry standards and requirements, including:

  • Sustainable/Green solutions: USGBC LEED Accredited Design Personnel providing USGBC LEED Certified Projects
  • Environmental Protection Act (EPAct 05)
  • Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 07)
  • UFC 4-010-01 DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings
  • UFGS-01 45 01 Quality Control
  • OSHA Requirements