Bobbitt Featured in Metal Construction News
Bobbitt is proud to be featured this month in the industry magazine Metal Construction News as a leader in design-build construction. This article takes a look at the design-build construction method, the efficiency and quality of metal building construction, and Bobbitt’s approach and experience in these areas.
Excerpts from the article:
“In 1999, the Construction Industry Institute (CII) published a report titled ‘A Comparison of U.S. Project Delivery Systems.’ This report evaluated the performance of design-bid-build (DBB), construction manager at risk (CMR) and design-build (DB) projects. The analysis revealed that design-build projects outperformed both CMR and DBB in terms of unit cost, cost and schedule growth, and all metrics relating to the speed of delivery. The CII recently reevaluated the most common construction delivery methods today, and design-build is still at the top. After 20 years, design-build projects are still being delivered faster and with greater reliability in cost and schedule performance.”
“Metal buildings have helped Bobbitt Design Build grow in regards to schedule, cost and clear span solutions; they constitute approximately 50 to 70 percent of Bobbitt’s work each year. [Jim] Bell says the metal building structural system is based on what the owner needs. ‘For flex building, warehouse and industrial environments, metal buildings’ clear span nature provides flexibility because there are not a lot of columns or load-bearing walls to deal with. Also, metal roofs provide low maintenance and are long lasting. It’s up there, you forget it’s up there and it’s good looking.’”