Design-Build. You might say it’s a simple approach to construction. A team working together from start to finish in open communication and purposeful collaboration to deliver otherwise unachievable results. It’s the notion that when owners sit at the same table with architects, builders, engineers and estimators, great ideas — the best ideas — are born. And the way is paved for creative solutions to take hold, resulting in costs minimized, schedules streamlined and efficiencies realized.

What is Design-Build?

Design-Build is a construction delivery method that provides owners with a single point of contact for both the design and construction phases of a project. One entity holds single-source responsibility and contractual risk for every aspect of a build — from estimation, assessments and pre-construction to architecture, schematics, engineering, subcontracting, construction and post-construction. This entity, the Design-Builder, manages all contracts with companies, such as subcontractors, equipment vendors and materials providers.

Our Design-Build construction company

At Mianco Group, we partner with select architects, engineers and construction professionals from across the province to create Design-Build teams that perfectly match the unique demands of any given project. They pride themselves on ingenuity in solving problems and creating environments that motivate and inspire. Each team is an all-star cast selected specifically for the task at hand. As a member of the Ontario General Contractor’s Association (OGCA), it’s clear that design-build is a part of who we are and shows that we care about the work we do.

Two-Phase Design/Build Program

Mianco utilizes a Two-Phase Design/Build Program-


In Phase I Mianco will gather info, analyze the site, and investigate the building and zoning code implications before preparing a schematic design and conceptual estimate, along with a preliminary development and construction schedule.

At the completion of Phase 1 the owner will have the budget information necessary to make good business decisions without committing to the cost of a complete design or construction contract.

Site Analysis Pre-Design
  • Evaluate topography
  • Discuss proposed building footprint or review exiting drawings
  • Analyze building codes
  • Analyze zoning codes
  • Investigate soil conditions
  • Present information from the site analysis and discuss how it relates to the project and client needs
  • Confirm that the results of the analysis align with the client needs
  • Receive feedback and provide estimated cost
  • Prioritize and create owner’s program
  • Discuss ways to curtail costs up front and over the lifetime of the property.
Schematic Design
  • Develop preliminary site plan
  • Develop preliminary floor plan
  • Develop Preliminary exterior elevations
  • Create building rendering
Conceptual Preliminary Schematic and Estimate
  • Prepare preliminary estimate in accordance with CSI’s Masterformat divisions
  • Write Preliminary specifications by Construction Specifications Institute divisions
  • Provide preliminary development and building schedule
  • Set development meeting dates
  • Designate milestones
  • Estimate groundbreaking date
  • Estimate construction time
Preliminary Development & Construction Schedule
  • At the completion of Phase I, Mianco meets with each client to present the schematic design, preliminary construction estimate, and preliminary development and construction schedule. Mianco also has the capability to help the client visualize the proportion and flow of the building through the use of a rendering or virtual walk-through of the building.


Upon the completion and acceptance of Phase I Mianco will prepare a construction contract agreement. Mianco works closely with the architect partner to create the construction documents necessary for permit submission, including; mechanical design, electrical design, plumbing design, structural design and the civil design. Mianco finalizes the finished schedule and establishes a final construction price and design.

Construction Drawings
  • Complete Final Architectural Design Drawings
  • Complete Final Civil Drawings
  • Complete Structural Drawings
  • Furnish HVAC Permit Drawings
  • Furnish Plumbing Permit Drawings
  • Furnish Electrical Permit Drawings
  • Create Final Rendering if required
Final Building Specifications
  • Final contract price
  • Final contract specifications
  • Construction meeting, as needed, with architect, Mianco project manager, key sub-contractors, and client’s representative
  • Documented and enforced safety program
  • Job cost reports
  • Construction schedule management
  • Walk through the building with client after project completion
  • Presentation of owner’s manual
  • At the completion of every project Mianco’s project manager presents the client with an Owner’s Manual containing warranty and contact information.

[justified_image_grid filterby=attachment_tag image_categories=properties image_taxonomy=attachment_tag]