Haven’t had much time to update my Blog, with out of State projects requiring much coordination time. Our Design-Build project in Erie, Colorado consisted of a major design and construction remodel to the existing 3,500 sq. ft. single family home, as well as outdoor amenity upgrades inclusive of: barbecues; landscape design; stereo speakers and new
The timing of when remodel construction actually starts is actually one month after submittal of the architectural and engineering plans to the Building Department for a One Story Home Addition, or two months in the case of a Second Story Addition. Therefore, this ‘readjustment’ time frame within the Design-Build package of services, is actually an
Typically a project such as a large new home or commercial building, could involve the Owner’s request for Construction Management (CM) services. Also, on occasion, a substantial home addition project may receive the services of Construction Management, whereby the Owner pulls the permit as Owner-Builder. In either case, the CM firm is positioned between the
A design-build firm’s years of practice in a particular city likely signifies stability on many levels. Firstly, it substantiates ‘acceptable practice’ for delivering a Project on time, on budget and with quality. Also, a professional understanding of permit processing, inspector approvals and client satisfaction is evidenced, whether it be a Luxury Home, Remodel or Addition.
When building a house, whether it be in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades or Brentwood, don’t forget to consider the big picture first, regarding the type of ‘business structure’ that will include the design and construction requirements needed. Past methods of hiring a separate architect and separate general contractor, that inherently could result in ‘disconnections’ causing