Fast Track Design/Build


The Fast Track Design/Build delivery method is similar to all aspect’s of the Design Build delivery model with the exception of the project moving forward as the design is being refined and the project is turned over in a final operational aspect or “Turn Key”. Not only is the building built, but all manufacturing and process equipment is installed. Wallace & Smith has completed several projects in this manner with great success. This delivery method has been used when client needs are driven by time constraints of bringing a factory online, or opening a new facility to capture an emerging market or fill an immediate need.

Our management team continually asses the risks and reward of moving forward. This Method of delivery has literally cut months off of building delivery schedules without compromising quality. Wallace & Smith assumes a larger role in overall completion of the facilities to include the installation of clients manufacturing equipment, design and Implementation of PLC automation , commissioning and final turnover of the new line or process to a defined performance spec. We become a true partner in the building delivery with the owner as all proprietary information , processes and equipment are shared between the owners engineers and our team during the design process.

Wallace & Smith is solely responsible to the Owner for the entire project including: all planning, design, bidding, permitting, construction, millwrights, instrumentation, automation, commissioning, and post construction.

FAST TRACK produces the following benefits:

  • The facility final equipment and processes are installed as construction progresses
  • Reduces the change orders in facility infrastructure as they are seemlessly designed concurrent with the main building design.
  • Due to the fact that the clients engineers are sharing their information with the building design team, change orders and rework are all but eliminated.
  • Reduced design time from concept to shovel in the ground.
  • Reduces client stress on implementation of process due to one source of contract on plant start-up.