The design development stage is the process of getting the project on paper. This involves not only the Architect, but other consultants such as Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineers. At CREW builders, we have extensive experience helping coordinate with all consultants and this experience is valuable when it comes to streamlining the preconstruction phase. We commonly lead design-build projects and with our great relationships with Engineers & Architects, we can help ensure document preparation is concise and accurate.
CREW builders’ provides exceptionally detailed estimates. Our estimates, whether based on conceptual drawings or from plan and specifications, are transparent and easy to read. This provides owners and clients with comfort and peace of mind knowing what their budget contains. If the client requests value engineering solutions in order to meet budget constraints, CREW builders can provide this while keeping the overall integrity of the original design.
With the initial design and budgeting phase complete, next step is the creation of construction documents. This includes combining architectural drawings with all other engineered drawings(Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Structural, Fire-Sprinklers, etc) and submitting to the required authority for approval and obtaining the applicable permit(Grading, Demo,Building, etc). The successor to the permitting phase and one of the driving forces behind the success of the project is scheduled. The schedule illustrate the flow of project and is road map from start to the finish of the entire project.
While initially created during the pre-construction phase the schedule has a logical flow but is usually work in progress and comes to life when the permits are obtained. With this in mind , it is imperative that no matter who is the builder behind a project being an inherit problem solver is a must. The schedule is a dynamic illustrator of flow and sequences work to occur in a productive manner that supports quality and competitiveness. The schedule should properly integrate all responsibilities of the project from leasing to owner occupancy dates.
Through collaborative communication and over the course of the project the schedule should include items like furniture moving, phone installation and other applicable owner/tenant requirements. This effective communication assures a seamless flow that results in eliminating downtime and allows our clients to conduct business as soon as possible.During the course of the project, we take a proactive approach of eliminate blemishes or imperfections to the projects in order to minimize or hopefully prevent the need for punchlist.
From lease negotiations to project completion, we provide full Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling that shows roles and responsibilities for all involved in order to ensure on-time completion and success of the project. CREW builders will show milestones including permitting, procurement, inspections and other project related milestones specifically tailored to meet the client’s needs. CREW builders will provide schedule updates throughout the project in order to effectively communicate and keep the team properly informed.
The project management services we provide are so effective they can be done either via conference call, by email or on-site with weekly progress meetings. We lead a great team by empowering all involved in the project and we are all accountable to another. We work seamless with owner vendors (IE tel/data vendors, furniture vendors etc) and can assist with coordination. The expertise that our leadership brings is unparallel and ensures success. Our projects are critical to our survival, and we put great effort into each and every one.