In design and build contracting, a client enters into a contract with a single contractor who performs both the design work and general contracting of the construction. Before publishing a call for tenders and conducting negotiations with tenderers, the client needs to draw up an initial task for an apartment building. In cooperation with its subsidiary
Eesti Soojustusprojekt, Balti Vara Ehitus offers three integrated solutions for reconstructing apartment buildings.
Design and build contracting by using wooden elements
In the case of element-based reconstruction, design and build contracting is the only possible solution. Building from wooden elements is time-saving, but requires, on the one hand, thoroughly prepared designs in which the cost-effectiveness of solutions have been accounted for, and well-planned solutions on the other hand, which can be manufactured in the controlled conditions of the factory’s production lines.
In recent years, the government of Estonia and KredEx, a foundation set up by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications with the aim of providing financial solutions, have started to encourage apartment associations to favour reconstruction with wooden elements, which is the most energy efficient and environmentally sustainable way of reconstruction. In addition, the rise of IT solutions and mechanical construction, also led by Balti Vara Ehitus, has fostered the development of the entire construction sector.
Design and build contracting by employing on-site construction method
Design and build contracting by employing an on-site construction method is a development of traditional on-site construction in which a client enters into a contract with a single contractor who performs both the design work and general contracting of the construction. The simplicity lies in the fact that there is no need for two separate procurements, which saves about six months of the overall process.
In this case, a full design is ordered first, which is then sent for procurement to the public procurement register.