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Design-Build Services

Ameresco is a full-service engineering and construction firm offering design-build services.

Our expert in-house capabilities include engineering, architectural and design services, programming and planning, estimating, construction, construction management, and construction administration services.

We have successfully delivered projects for facilities under design-build, design-bid-build, design-build plus, design-bid-build, and bid-build contracts. Ameresco holds contracts to provide engineering, procurement and construction services on a site-specific, regional, and nationwide basis, and has performed under routine, rapid response, and emergency situations.

Ameresco regularly takes responsibility for the proper coordination and execution of design-build projects as prime contractor, including:

  • Overall design development, project management, and construction management
  • Maintaining strong lines of communications with our subcontractors
  • Design and construction quality control
  • Prioritizing workplace safety and ensure all subcontractors comply with our safety plans
  • Maintaining project schedules including any corrective actions if there are unforeseen changes
  • Managing multi-million dollar project budgets
  • Overseeing proper start-up and commissioning of the installed systems

In-House Quality

Ameresco has developed well-established procedures to ensure consistency, quality, safety, speed, and contract compliance in our management of design-build projects. Our experience is punctuated by delivering on time and on budget. Successful implementation relies as much on effective project management as it does on a sound technical approach. Our project teams consist of designers, engineers, and construction personnel to self-perform engineering, procurement, and construction management, as well as quality assurance and commissioning. We bring industry leading expertise to the coordination of multi discipline projects.

Ameresco’s Design-Build Experience

Our new construction and renovation project experience covers a full range of technologies related to building systems, facility infrastructure, energy- and water-consuming systems, often working around tenant occupancy and with minimal laydown space.  Repeat business exemplifies our commitment to customer service, as all agencies within the Department of Defense and civilian agencies such as the General Services Administration, Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Prisons, Department of Agriculture, the National Archives, and the U.S. Postal Service, have all selected Ameresco as their design-build partner again and again. Our diverse project experience involves facilities that include:

  • Classroom
  • Courthouse
  • Gymnasium
  • Hangar
  • Healthcare/Hospital
  • Historical
  • Laboratory
  • Mission Critical
  • Office
  • Prison
  • Secure
  • Warehouse