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Trail Design-Build

Sunrise Trail on the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in City of Scottsdale, AZ

Design-build greatly simplifies the process in situations such as this. Sunrise Trail (4 foot tread), McDowell Sonoran Preserve, City of Scottsdale, AZ.

Because natural surface trails are so organic and responsive to the nuances of the site, it can be difficult and time-consuming for a designer to specify design details for construction by a third party. In fact, specification can be so difficult that some designers unpleasantly straighten and simplify their designs to reduce their own paperwork. Sadly, this diminishes the trail experience for the countless visitors who will travel the trail.

Benefits of design-build

Design-build lets us directly build what we design. Without skimping on design, we can reduce record-keeping to no more than what is needed for your own files or our own planning processes. As a result:

  1. Your total design and construction cost will be lower.
  2. Total planning and construction time is shorter.
  3. The quality of the constructed trail is often higher because we can take more factors into account in both design and construction.
  4. The visitor often has a more enjoyable trail experience because we can more intimately weave the trail into the site.

Close communication with our professional design partners

For larger or specialized projects, we sometimes subcontract or partner with professional trail designers with whom we have a close working relationship. Close relationship, shared trail knowledge, open communication, and onsite project walkthroughs provide most of the benefits of design-build when working with these partners.

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