Project Delivery


Design-Build is a collaborative project delivery method that seamlessly combines engineering, design, and construction teams to deliver an efficient project. The D.V. Brown team members start from scratch, taking responsibility for the design and the budget while working closely with all trades involved. We analyze the entire lifecycle cost to ensure you receive the right solution and the correct allocation of capital expenditures with a realistic timeline to eliminate any delays in construction. DVB has a design-build team that takes the customer from the start to the end, through our design-build project delivery process. This team coordinates every aspect of your HVAC and plumbing project, on your behalf:  vendors, engineers, contractors, billing, or any other project-related puzzle piece, all under one contract.  We work to keep the project timely, cost-effective, and high quality while delivering the strongest end result for our customers.

Customers receive the following with our design-build team:

  • Dedicated Project Coordinator
  • Dedicated Design
  • Final product drawings
  • Project Management
  • Quality Control
  • Deadline Management

Design Assist

In Design-Assist, our team will recommend design or material modifications that will boost energy efficiency, streamline execution, reduce costs or increase occupant comfort. The process is highly collaborative, typically involving architects, engineers, owners, project managers, fabricators, field personnel and subcontractors. This type of collaborative relationship will let us provide informed solutions based on our expertise with your best interest in mind.

In either capacity, we provide robust solutions and innovation. Whether we’re designing and driving the project from its inception, or providing input and expertise along the way, you can count on us to get the job done right.

Plan & Spec

This frequently used approach allows construction companies to bid on a project that is already predesigned. This approach is particularly useful for clients who know exactly what they want and already have a feasible design.

D.V. Brown works well on Plan & Spec projects and is able to bring your project to life based on the previously done design. When DVB submits a Plan & Spec bid we provide an estimate, lump sum, or guarantee max price with costs broken down into the proposal. Every detail is laid out to create the best project plan and meet the owner’s needs. Our experience with Design-Build allows us to understand the design process used by other mechanical experts and engineers. We are always looking for ways to add value on every project.

Value Engineering

The experts at D.V. Brown are continuously seeking the most efficient and effective solution to any project. By analyzing building features, systems, equipment, and material we can deliver cost savings and improve the occupant experience by providing alternatives. Every proposed change includes a detailed budget estimate, potential tradeoffs and ways to offset any additional costs.

Our promise is to reduce project costs while maintaining and enhancing project quality, value, and functional performance.



DVB’s VDC/BIM services utilize the most current technology available in the industry to capture precise images of a structure. We believe that for the best quality, the best tools are required to tie design and execution together.

Issues that could arise in the field and cause costly delays are resolved in the design phase saving time and money. We have consistently stayed ahead of the curve with the use of the latest available software to help deliver successful project outcomes. Our Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) team improves design to help provide faster and more accurate project construction.

By implementing 3D building models, real-world capture, and 3D design files, D.V. Brown is able to obtain a high level of detail that allows for pre-construction walk-throughs, clash detection, and prefabrication of systems. Using this technology aids us in validating designs and guide decisions based on budget and logistics.

We have the ability to draw all mechanical and plumbing systems at levels of detail ranging from LOD-100 to LOD-400.  We house a dedicated design staff that allows us to scale to any size project while controlling design quality.

Software Expertise:

  • Hololens
  • Autodesk BIM 360
  • Revit
  • SysQue
  • Laser Scanning

This allows for:

  • More detailed RFI’s
  • Fewer change orders
  • Fewer delays
  • Less preparation space on the job site
  • Greater efficiency
  • In total; greater quality in less time