Design build project delivery simplifies projects and reduces risk because the owner manages only one contract with a single point of responsibility. The designers and contractors are on the same team allowing a unified response to changes and challenges. The traditional design-bid-build method requires the owner to manage multiple contracts and relationships, settling disputes between designers and contractors. Conflict and finger pointing can occur, forcing the owner into a dispute resolution role.
Operational Benefits of Design Build:
Cost Comparison of Project Delivery Methods
The Construction Industry Institute (CII)/Penn State researched 351 projects ranging from 5,000 to 2.5 million square feet and found the following:
Risk Transference from Owner to Design Build Team:
Offering design build services requires advanced capabilities from a supplier. Peterson has invested heavily in our capabilities and brings significant resources:
Peterson Power Systems project management and project engineering group is comprised of two teams based in San Leandro, California and Portland, Oregon. The group has a vast amount of experience in mechanical and electrical construction and service industries as well as a combined 100+ years of Caterpillar dealership experience. The members of this group are essential to the delivery of every industrial and marine propulsion engine as well as every piece of standby and prime power generation equipment sold by Peterson Power Systems.
The team provides documentation including 3D AutoCad drawings, engineering submittals and full Operation and Maintenance manuals with every project as applicable. From a simple Automatic Transfer Switch to multiple generators and paralleling switchgear, custom sound attenuated enclosures for land-based and marine applications, load banks, diesel particulate filters, fuel polishing systems and every other item on a bill of materials will be identified and documented for accurate record keeping. Project managers and engineers are a resource for information concerning seismic certification, exhaust emission requirements and a myriad of equipment application questions.
Once submittals are approved we monitor the fabrication, production, testing and shipment every step of the way to insure on time delivery. We will meet the delivery at site to inspect equipment and assist our customer/contractor during off-loading and setting equipment. We remain available throughout the installation and startup process to answer questions and help in any way we can.
We have dedicated Marine project management with two Caterpillar Certified Marine Analysts on our team to assist with technical issues and participate in sea trials when needed.
The project management group has orchestrated projects with our customers locally, across the U.S.A. and even around the world on land and sea.
As a captive finance company, Cat Financial understands your unique needs and the industries in which you operate. They are uniquely structured to support the specific needs of Peterson customers. Their vast expertise in assessing equipment values and their knowledge of customers' businesses often result in more favorable lending terms.
Peterson and Cat Financial industry finance experts understand your business and are dedicated to making your operation successful. Whether your business needs diesel or gas generator sets, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptible power systems or much more, we have the solutions to get you what you need, fast.
No matter what your power generation application—utilities, commercial, power plant, healthcare, data centers or the many other industries we serve—we are dedicated to making finance and extended protection solutions work for you.
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