Innovative Design and Building Services (IDBS) marks its one-year anniversary by leading the wave of off-site building construction technology
ELKHART, Ind. —Innovative Design and Building Services (IDBS) has marked its first year anniversary with a record of success in the multifamily and commercial construction industry.
IDBS has been successful in contracting and/or completing fourteen major construction projects that included apartments, townhomes, duplexes, student housing, hotel, school, and workforce housing spread up and down the East Coast and as far west as the Rocky Mountains. These projects represent 74 buildings, providing nearly 1,000 living units totaling over 950,000 square feet. Several of these projects meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® or LEED® requirements.
Factory construction for multi-unit buildings
IDBS’ proprietary process utilizes a myriad of off-site construction techniques. This unique system provides the advantages of quality-based, climate-controlled construction methods that can be customized to suit a wide variety of architectural and regional styles. The proprietary process is ideal for projects such as apartments, hotels, senior living residences, student dorms, town homes, multi-family, mixed-use structures, and workforce housing.
A gathering of construction specialists
IDBS was formed by bringing together the most experienced team of off-site building specialists from Excel Homes Group, All American Building Systems and Mod-U-Kraf Homes. These specialists have more than 300 combined years of off-site construction experience in all aspects of design, cost estimating and project management. With five facilities located in Indiana, Iowa, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, IDBS has developed a national reach making it the market leader in off-site commercial and multi-family building solutions in North America.
“It has been an outstanding start in terms of major projects completed,” said Jay Kedia, Executive Vice President for IDBS. “We have spent the year investing and developing in our proprietary systems and processes allowing us to better exceed our customer’s expectations while still growing the multi-family business to record levels.” Kedia goes on to say “Our customers value the scope of work we can execute, including project design, material customizations and finishing options. Our process simplifies our customer’s key concerns by streamlining the entire construction process and taking the management of many details off their plate.”
“Clients are electing to partner with IDBS largely due to our cost predictability, and speed efficiencies,” said Stacey Miller, IDBS Director of Marketing. She goes on to state that “we can complete the client’s project faster, while maintaining the highest-quality of construction, reducing construction costs and providing a quicker return on investment.”
The IDBS advantage
Off-site construction offers a number of advantages over traditional site-built construction. IDBS’ ability to provide accurate quotes and guaranteed pricing is supported by their 1,000+ strategic supply chain partners. Without problems like weather delays, and with very predictable material and labor costs, lenders and investors can have high confidence in minimal or zero cost overruns. “Our customers value the fact that our pricing, which can represent up to 80-90 percent of an erected structure’s cost, is fixed and guaranteed giving them the confidence that their construction budgets will be held intact,” stated Steven Saffell Executive Director-East Coast.
Since a large portion of the construction is completed indoors, scheduling delays due to inclement weather are minimized and building materials are not exposed to the elements. Less waste is generated from the precision cutting and framing process, and quality requirements are carefully checked at each stage of construction. A typical multi-unit project can achieve as much as a 45% decrease in build time versus site-built counterparts at an astonishing 40-50% reduction in material waste.
IDBS is experienced with sustainable and green building solutions. “We routinely build construction projects that meet or exceed the ENERGY STAR® or LEED® requirement,” says John Peters, Executive Director-Midwest. The team has completed many energy efficient construction projects throughout the US in diverse geographies and regions.
The time is ripe for building innovation
As the economy continues its slow improvement the time is particularly ripe for new and innovative construction solutions to take hold allowing key stake holders the opportunity to succeed. With the expertise and resources that have been assembled, IDBS is well positioned to lead the off-site construction industry into a new direction.