A seamless way to develop complex builds
SBBCC often works on P3 projects as part of the Virginia PPEA (Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act). The PPEA offers public bodies, including schools, an alternative approach to the traditional design/bid/build process.
If you have a large, complex or time-sensitive project, the P3/PPEA process offers many benefits:
Construction begins earlier with a design-build approach compared to the traditional design/bid/build project delivery system. The process allows construction to start as soon as the site is approved even while design is finalized.
The PPEA lets you save time (which saves money), and the joint development of the design and model eliminates construction issues before they occur.
No Upfront Costs
In most instances, school divisions will face no upfront costs associated with the pre-construction process. Competing PPEA companies provide designs, cost estimates and time schedules to the client without a financial commitment from the division.
Access to Different Designs
School divisions and other PPEA clients have the opportunity to review several different designs before they decide on the best one.
Guarantees Maximum Price
Each PPEA company provides a guaranteed maximum price in the proposal. That means the division receives a set price, and decision makers can set a budget accordingly. The contractor (SBBCC) takes on all financial risks beyond that price.
Single Point of Contact
A PPEA client has a single point of contact, which streamlines the communications process.
Access to Talented Professionals
When you work with S.B. Ballard on a PPEA project, you have access to the best contractors and professionals in the business.
Above all, the PPEA process is a seamless way to develop complex builds. The process allows for numerous options and reduced costs—a benefit to nearly every eligible organization.