Construction Documents & Building Permitting
This is the ‘heads down’ phase, when we are working hard to create the technical drawings and documents for your Building Permit Application and from which your contractor will build, as well as coordinating the same from your consultants. After submitting for your building permit, we are on call to respond to any comments and clarification questions posed by agency officials, until your building permit is obtained.
Construction Contract Negotiation Support
At this time your selected contractor reviews the approved design along with the site information and decisions you’ve made to date, and prepares their final construction budget and contract. We support this phase by ensuring that the team has a shared understanding of the design and project goals, and assist you in negotiating your final construction contract.
Construction begins. We continue our role as your advocate from groundbreaking to move-in, and are on site regularly to co-host site meetings, act as your liaison with the contractor and consultants, oversee the project to make sure it’s being built per the design and specifications, and ensure that problems are addressed promptly and responsibly. Supporting the project as things progress, we help you understand the contractor’s requests for payment, assist the team with supplemental/clarification drawings as needed, and provide ongoing support with governing agencies.
In addition to the services listed above, we provide project support and services ranging from master planning and feasibility studies to the design of custom furnishings.