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[Article source: http://www.nacdb.com/church-building-process.html - We are a proud member of the National Association of Church Design Builders] How Much Will It Cost? This is the question every church wants answered and every architect and contractor doesn't want to answer. Why? Because there are many issues that can affect the answer - land cost, utility cost, interior and exterior finishes, audio/visual etc. However, we at the NACDB feel that it is appropriate to provide churches with a ballpark estimate up front. Give us a small amount of information using this PBS form to receive more information and a cost estimate for your project needs. How Long Will It Take? Building a church is a commercial scale development that requires considerable attention to literally hundreds of details. Historical averages indicate that it takes 18 to 21 months for the entire process. It can take as little as 12 months for a very motivated church. However, there are many variables that are outside the control of the owner and the design-builder. The most significant of these are civil engineering issues. Every municipality has different requirements and document review times can vary wildly from city to city. There are three main phases to the life of a project: -Preliminary Design/Build Services: 3 to 4 months-Construction Documents: 3 to 8 months-Construction: 7 to 10 months What's the First Step? After you hire a Design/Builder, you will begin making crucial decisions about your facility. Money is saved in the Preliminary Design/Build Services (planning) phase, not in the construction phase. Items addressed in this phase are: -Needs Assessment-Master Planning-Preliminary Design-Budget Estimate What is

PBS is a Design/Build firm dedicated to providing solutions that focus on integrity and consistency and building authentic relationships in order to exceed our customers' expectations. Design/Build is a method of project delivery in which one entity – the Design/Build team – works under a single contract with the project owner to provide comprehensive design and construction services. One entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion – thereby re-integrating the roles of designer and builder. Design/Build is also known as single-source delivery. Design/Build is the desired alternative to Design/Bid/Build. Under the latter approach, design, engineering and construction services are all split by separate entities, separate contracts and separate work, with you the owner assuming responsibility for all design and engineering. Design/Build is a method of project delivery in which one entity – the Design/Build team – works under a single contract with the project owner to provide all their design and construction services. Here are five reasons why the Design/Build process is superior. 1) Time Savings - By eliminating all design bid phases for engineering and construction, PBS can provde occupancy 3-5 months sooner. 2) Single Source Responsibility - By making us your single source responsibility for both design and construction, you retain tight control, thereby improving quality - saving you significant time and money. 3) Professional Construction - We assign a Project Manager to control all phases of your project. This manager reports directly to you - elminating multiple contacts, lost time and finger pointing under the older Design/Bid/Build model. 4) Cost