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A30 Wednesday, April 28, 2010 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

New Clinic
Showcases Benefits of Design-Build
Sunrise Veterinary Clinic
opens its doors
at its new Comox location
this Friday

When Sunrise

for a Veterinary Clinic opens

its doors at its new Comox
bright location this Friday, it will
showcase a renovation
future project that perfectly
blends form and function.
ahead Upon entering, visitors
are greeted by a stunning
concrete and reclaimed
wood reception desk
2967C Kilpatrick Ave., Courtenay • 250-338-8839 (created by Live Edge
Design and Fusion
Concrete Design), beyond

which sites a stylish and

space-saving steel rail
door system leading to a
generous treatment area.
Even the flooring, an eco-

friendly concrete-polymer
• Concrete Countertops blend that both looks and
• Custom Designs feels great, is innovative.
But while the new clinic
• Fabrication 250-218-6298 is certainly pleasing to the
• Installations

eye, thanks in part to the
inspired designs of Lindsay Upon entering,
McCotter of re:SOLVE
Space Planning, even more is hired to take a project
visitors are greeted by a
interesting is how it was from design right through
to completion. The result
stunning concrete and
The design and is shorter timelines, more reclaimed wood reception desk.
construction of Sunrise accountable budgeting and
T c r e at e d b y
D Veterinary Clinic was fewer setbacks along the
coordinated by Capstone way. Live Edge Design & Fusion Concrete Design
New Construction • Renovations • Heating Dwellings Design-Build, “Design-build has been
a local firm that is happening south of the
Darren Nelson Scott Shewfelt pioneering the design-build border for a long time,” with her husband Joe. Victoria because it offers
Phone: (250) 792-1344 Phone: (250) 792-1862 movement in the Comox says Bethany Pearce, “It’s quickly becoming the a better experience for the Fax: (250) 890-0953 Valley. With a design-build who operates Capstone new standard in cities like client.”
construction firm, one team Dwellings Design-Build Vancouver, Calgary and continued on next page

“Wishing you
the best.”
Congratulations on your new clinic, 250-650-4044
it’s been such fun working with you. ~ Residential ~ Commercial ~ Industrial ~  COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 28, 2010 A31

Passes the Savings on to the Client
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In the conventional “Having a design-build firm
design-bid-build process, handle the entire project,”
a designer is hired
separately and produces
says Pearce,
a plan-of-action before “opens the door to more efficient
multiple builders bid on
the construction contract.
and creative problem solving
The ensuing relationship and helps ensure a faster project.”
between builder and
designer can often become
adversarial if the project
runs over budget, falls
behind schedule or hits
other snags. Such conflicts Sending
& Closets Wishes
leave the client stuck in !
the middle.
Having a design-build
firm handle the entire
project, says Pearce, helps
eliminate these conflicts, Unit #1 468 - 29th St.
Courtenay, BC
opens the door to more
efficient and creative
problem solving and helps
ensure a faster project.
Because it allows
Joe and Bethany Pearce of Capstone Dwellings Design-Build
construction to begin
before the entire design groundbreaking, solution
has been finalized, the – straightforward pricing
design-build process also and creative sourcing of “What we do is
tends to shorten timelines.
As a case in point, the
“What we do is provide provide a flat fee
Sunrise Veterinary
Project, which consisted
a flat fee for design-
build services, then pass
for design-build services,
of interior and exterior whatever deals we get then pass whatever deals
design, demolition and
construction, didn’t
on supplies to the client,
without any mark-up,”
we get on supplies
begin until January, yet says Bethany. “This allows to the client,
the entire project was the whole team flexibility
completed just four months within the allocated budget without any mark-up,”
“Faster decision-making
and keeps the accounting
open and transparent.
says Bethany.
turnarounds occur in “Our real-time
design-build because the accounting,” she continues, “This allows the whole team
builder and designer have
a team relationship,” says
“lets the client see exactly
where the budget is and
flexibility within
the allocated budget
Joe. “Changes that need to where the money has been
• Interior & Exterior Prehung Doors • Mirrored Doors
spent at any given time.”
be made can be discussed
and resolved faster than To learn more about and keeps the accounting • Door Replacement and Repair • Locksmith
• Residential and Commercial
the traditional building
model, where the builder
Capstone Dwellings,
Design-Build visit – www.
open and transparent.” DAVE JONES
• 27 Years Experience
FREE PH. 250-339-1877
and designer are separate CELL. 250-897-9314 ESTIMATES FAX. 250-339-1855
and often disparate parts
of the process.”
Proponents of the status Congratulations and Best Wishes
quo point to accessibility “Wishing
issues with the design-
build process, claiming that
S H E E T M E TA L “Its all about the details” all the Best
a separate designer and for your
builder keep each other
in check and prevent cost
overruns. To eliminate
this factor, Capstone Rob Bird Tel: 250 336-0107 Durable, Attractive, Waterproof
Dwellings Design-Build Red Seal Certified Cell: 250 703-1231 Interior and Exterior Designer Decking and Flooring
has come up with a
TECA Certified Email: 1.888.716.9295
simple, yet surprisingly