the project process
We always tailor our services to best meet the needs of every client on every project. The process from project to project will vary and the process below is just a general representation.
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Developing a program is a critical first step to any project. The program establishes every room and space needed in the project with details about what is needed in each. This includes size, the number of people it will accommodate, and any special considerations or features it will need.
The Schematic Design phase of a project evaluates the project plans by transforming your program into floor plans and site plans that address your project goals. These plans are used to communicate how the spaces and site will relate. Things like the location of the main building entrance and whose offices need to be next to each other.
The Construction Documents phase of a project includes drawing all of the project elements in detail. This also includes project specifications that provide detailed information about all the building materials and equipment. At the end of this phase the project is submitted to the Authorities Having Jurisdiction for building permit.
At this point in the project, you select a Contractor for the project. The project will either be competitively bid or a Contractor will be selected and a cost for construction will be negotiated.
We can help you establish a list of prospective Contractors who can provide bids for the project and guide you through the process.
Construction Management services cover construction oversight and coordination for the total project budget and schedule. This goes beyond the Architect and Contractor, extending to all involved parties. It can include site testing, special permitting, furniture acquisitions, and moving companies.
At the end of the project, we will perform a detailed project walk-through with you noting any items that still need to be completed or fixed. We will create a punch list of these items for the contractor to resolve. Project completion is granted when the work is satisfactorily complete.