Extensive Technical Knowledge and Experience
First and foremost, our firm has extensive technical knowledge and experience in numerous areas of land development, new construction and remodeling. Our expertise and capabilities include projects within the commercial, industrial, public/municipalities and residential sectors. We offer a complete range of professional design services that can assist the project General Contractor.
Combined Services = Cost Effectiveness
Most projects require a combination of design and engineering services such as Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Structural Design and Land Use Planning. Each of these can have a significant impact on the project. Not accounting for one or more of these services can result in wasted time and unnecessary re-design fees.
One of the greatest values that we provide to General Contractors is our expertise in a large range of professional services. Our ability to provide combined services is both convenient and cost effective. We have been able to increase design speed and efficiency by providing a “cross-trained” staff, which allows our employees to combine Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Structural Design and Land Use issues in one meeting. The General Contractor does not need to pay for multiple consultants! This greatly reduces the overall design costs.
Getting & Keeping More Jobs
General Contractors are very often the first person a Client will call when they want to remodel their existing home or construct a new home. If construction documents are not available, the General Contractor will typically tell a Client that plans are required before they can help. The Client is forced to find a design professional to get their plans prepared. The Client may or may not contact the General Contractor when plans are complete; thereby reducing their chance of getting the project.
Site Accessibility Design
Site Accessibility problems often occur during the construction process due to factors beyond the control of the General Contractor. Code changes, varying building code interpretations and existing non-conforming Site Accessibility issues at any time during construction. We are often consulted by General Contractors to assist in resolving some/all of these issues.
There are other causes of frustration to General Contractors caused by accessibility issues. Because of the complexity of this subject, we have created a separate document that more fully addresses this topic. We have also developed an extensive process for design and documentation of accessibility issues to help minimize the risk of "non-compliance" for both the Client and the General Contractor.
Use of the Design-Build concept has greatly accelerated in the United States, making this delivery method one of the most significant trends in design and construction today. Design-Build streamlines project delivery through a single contract between the owner and the Design-Build team. Our firm is experienced in working with Design-Build and can bring our expertise to the project. Contact us if you are interested in becoming a Design-Build Partner with our firm.