- The greatest key to project success is that besides
the consultants the Team includes the Clients, users,
building management, and building maintenance throughout
the design process. We want to make sure the project
responds to their ideas and details of design, as well
as those we will suggest.
the Scope of Work
- A Program | Predesign Study identifies the specific
space, functional requirements, and suggested
approaches. The Team evaluates the alternatives in
terms of good function, maintenance, and life-cycle
the People to the Job
- We offer a Team that have the combination of
skills needed for the project. The design Team are
flexible people, professionals who can and do accomplish
many different kinds of projects.
Establishing the Conditions
- A Pre-Design Survey prevents many surprises. The
design Team is experienced at evaluating building
systems and conditions and rely on Client facility
operations and maintenance people. We can and do ask
questions so that we can involve their knowledge and
experience into the evaluation and solutions.
Regulatory Agency Codes and Standards
- Design Plus is experienced with the permitting process
in many municipalities, and work with building officials
to achieve a timely response to project submittals
by involving them early in the design process.
- The schedule means time and money to Clients. We
work with Clients to establish a realistic schedule
that identifies the tasks for all project participants
and shows how they interface with the progress of the
Communications and documentation are Design Plus keys to
good quality control. Proven check lists are followed at
every level of design and review. All meetings and
decisions are documented for review and execution.
Keeping the project responsive with minimized changes.
Design Plus coordinates the gathering and distribution of
electronic information so all Team Members have a
complete record of all project information.
- Each member of the design Team is responsible
for their cost estimates, which are collected and
reviewed by Design Plus. We review costs relative to
the project scope and add architectural and general
requirements. If we feel market conditions are unusual
or changing, we can ask for a review by a cost control
and constructability consultant.
- Our entire Team is experienced in contract
administration and on-site reviews of the progress of
the project work. We can and do backup each other in
the field as needed, and always respond to the Contractor
submittals and requests as quickly as possible.