GD Henderson Construction Ltd
GD Henderson Construction Ltd

Design and build...


The goal of the Design / Build process is to maximize the ability to meet our client's needs.  This may be accomplished by using our in house resources or by having separate Designers, Architects, Engineers and Contractors working cooperatively together under the same letterhead. One contract, a neat clean transaction that makes jobs go quicker and smoother.  In complex projects there is a significant advantage to having the entire project from design through construction, completed by a unified professional team. The separate entities or companies form a symbiotic relationship, which we feel is the only "win/win" method to use in the industry today


  • Initial meeting to discuss proposals
  • Client design meetings
  • Initial sketch designs and feasibility studies
  • Plan your project within a budget
  • Pre-planning consultation
  • Project programming
  • Measured and photographic surveys
  • Planning applications
  • Building control applications
  • Detailed cost breakdowns
  • 3D modelling
  • Schedules and specifications
  • Technical detailing and construction drawings
  • Carrying out of building works



  • Master contract is between the owner and contractor
  • Contractor is the single point of responsibility
  • Owner has a single point of contact for both design and construction
  • Design-Build has been proven to be much quicker than Design-Bid-Build
  • Long lead items can be identified and ordered prior to the start of construction
  • Value engineering and constructability reviews are enhanced due to the integration of the design and construction process
  • Changes, disputes, claims and other delays occur less frequently
  • The contractor is responsible for the completion of construction documents
  • Inconsistencies or scope gaps are the responsibility of the contractor