Benefits of a Design-Build with Kemp

There are numerous ways in which our public and private clients choose to build their projects. Kemp has a successful track record of delivering projects under various methods, including design-bid-build, design-build, and construction management (CM) services.

The design-build delivery method, which relies on collaboration across disciplines and provides a single point of contact for the client, is gaining traction among our clients in the education sector. This helps them manage their local bond measure funding responsibly, while delivering new school facilities to their communities expeditiously.  

At Kemp, our core values were established to honor people, purpose, innovation, and integrity. Our approach to managing design-build projects with architectural and engineering teaming partners draws on all these core values as we work to accomplish designated design-build project goals. 

International Studies Learning Center
International Studies Learning Center
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Our Process

We believe communication is key to any successful design-build project. Our process consists of internal review meetings conducted throughout the planning, design, and construction of a design-build project. Team collaboration during the design development and documentation phase is critical to our success, including:

  • Weekly team meetings to review, update, and exchange current information among team members.
  • Monthly management meetings to review project status, schedule and cost issues, and procedures. 
  • Coordination of design and drawings using Revit software to help mitigate potential system clashes.
  • Extensive constructability reviews with internal plan check teams and external third-party reviewers.

We find regular meetings and plan reviews throughout the design development and the construction document phase are of utmost importance. They are supplemented with coordination and kick-off meetings at the beginning of each phase of work, during which we discuss goals and anticipated challenges of the upcoming phase. We also take time to review comments from our clients regarding the processes of the previous phase.

Our integrated teaming approach on design-build projects fosters the maximum level of involvement with all project stakeholders. We organize and manage face-to-face meetings, Zoom and GoTo teleconferences, workshops, questionnaires, and Bluebeam review sessions. The most successful projects are those in which the client and the design-build team work together, with intensive user involvement throughout the design process. 

Grover Cleveland Charter High School Project
Grover Cleveland Charter High School Project
Grover Cleveland Charter High School Project
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Working with Us

Some of the key benefits of working with Kemp are apparent in our management style. We have open communications and collaborative tendencies. We pay attention to details and have a genuine desire to solve problems and resolve issues. Kemp is a mid-size general contractor, but we bring the resources, leadership and professionalism of a much larger construction firm to the projects we manage and produce. We invest in the best operating systems and project management tools, so our teams can deliver maximum value to our clients.

Kemp has a long history of successfully completing projects for many repeat customers throughout Southern California. We have found that each client has a unique vision. We make it our mission to understand their vision and what will make their project a success for them—and then we make it a reality.