When it comes to choosing the right building method for you, here are three good reasons to give repeatable design a look.
1. Cost Savings
With repeatable design, you get to design once and use it as many times as you like. The design is a one-time investment. You pay once, and use that design time and time again. You may even find a builder who already has a design that works for you. Either way, you save money.
2. Faster Startup
Once you agree on a design that works for you, your template is applied to every subsequent building. So, after the first one, you can eliminate the design phase entirely. Add modular construction to the mix (the building process on which many repeatable designs are based), and you can be finished up to 50 percent faster than with traditional methods.
3. Increased Operational Efficiency
This is one benefit of repeatable design that lasts long after the building is completed. With repeatable design comes standardized buildings that let you and your team manage staff and facilities more effectively. For example, in the case of quick serve restaurants, sizing for appliances is the same from franchise to franchise creating consistency in purchasing, operation and maintenance.
The same benefit applies to repairs. Let’s look at windows. With a single set of detailed designs, windows are the same from building to building. If one breaks at any location, repairs can be expedited by consulting the centralized plans. For components with a higher risk of breaking, such as windows, operators can inventory “spare parts” that can be used at any building.
We think the benefits of repeatable design are worthy of consideration, particularly when combined with modular construction. Look for more posts on the subject very soon. In the meantime, I encourage you to consider the impact of these benefits on your bottom line.