There are a number of steps to getting a project completed. Simple projects may involve only a consultation.
Larger projects will likely involve all the steps outlined below:
Call Pat Sellenraad, 989.798.6477 or email email@example.com for an appointment.
The first meeting is to walk through your project, discuss options and opportunities, and determine the size of the project.
Once the scope of work is determined, we will develop several preliminary concepts for you to review.
Estimated project costs can be reviewed at the conceptual phase and again as the construction drawings are being completed.
This is point when the construction details are developed, plants are selected, and design really takes shape.
We create bid forms with unit pricing to make sure all bids are based on the same quantities of materials. This also allows for easy price adjustments if the scope of work changes.
Contractors are invited to a pre-bid meeting on site. At this time we review the plans, site conditions, timeline, and client expectations.
We will review the bids with you and help you determine which contractors to select to complete your project.
During the construction phase, we make regular site visits to monitor the progress, answer questions, and resolve problems. At this point we are working as your advocate, making sure the project is constructed as designed.
The work and invoices are reviewed to make sure the project is completed per design and contract.
HOW MUCH WILL YOUR INVOLVEMENT COST?
We bill hourly at $96.00 per hour, including travel. Design fees are usually 10% to 15% of the construction cost. Construction observation is usually 6% to 10% of the construction cost. The percentage is lowest with larger or less complicated projects.
By getting “apples to apples” bids, you will usually save 15% to 20% on the cost of the project. This means you get the services of an experienced professional for little or no additional net cost to your project.
WHY SHOULD I USE DESIGNSCAPES, INC. FOR MY PROJECT?
We have the education and experience to create an exceptional project for you. This is evidenced by our track record of averaging one major award each year since starting our business.