WHAT TO EXPECT
The Four Point Steps to a Successful Project
INVESTIGATION, DISCOVERY AND ANALYSIS
Every new project, no matter what the scope or scale, begins with strategic planning and programming. Step one of every project includes a complete project and site analysis; Discussing and researching the client’s goals and requirements; evaluating existing documentation and site conditions; assessing project resources and limitations; identifying life, safety and code requirements; and understanding and developing the initial project schedules and budgets.
DESIGN BUILD CONCEPT AND DEVELOPMENT
Once the analysis, scope of work, and preliminary project programming is established, the visual design planning begins. Design concepts are discussed and drawings are generated for client’s approval. Interviews and meetings with client(s) and construction team commence to determine project design details and articulate client’s vision. Such principals as balance, rhythm, progression and transition, details, scale, proportion, and color are thoughtfully considered and a full design-build concept is presented to the client(s) through visual illustrations; concept sketches; 2-D AutoCAD and 3-D drawings and/or models; and preliminary material, furniture, and color boards, for final approval.
PROJECT DOCUMENTS AND PRE CONSTRUCTION
Now that the design concept is determined and approved, we begin to organize the design, construction, and administrative details of your project. We determine project protocol; establish, coordinate and set up communication systems; and establish administrative operating systems and project notebooks for ongoing project management.
With thoughtful consideration to lead times and installation requirements, resourcing and planning begins for furniture, fixtures and finish materials. Formal design and construction drawings are now generated, coordinated, and completed, which may include several on and off site meetings with specialists, and other consultants. Final documents will include any necessary construction plans, including schedules, FF&E, elevations, furniture plans, path of travel, Title 24 lighting plans, ADA compliance, etc., as well as any and all architectural and mechanical drawings as required by city officials.
Preliminary bidding will commence at this time, and a budget will be determined and presented for client approval. Value engineering and review of all construction bids will take place and will be ongoing throughout the duration of the project build out. Preliminary construction schedules and timelines will be generated and preparation for demolition and construction start up will commence.
CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION, STAGING, PHOTOGRAPHY AND CLOSE OUT
All systems go, and the construction phase begins. The next vital sets of services to take place are the contract administration services. These are the key to ensuring our clients with an experience as seamless as possible with immaculate results, and to make certain that construction is completed in conformance with the required codes, contracts, and approved design intent.
We will guide and assist you in the application process and permit acquisition if required. Project administration will include reviewing and managing billing and change orders; ongoing bid review and negotiation of terms and contracts; ongoing monitoring of all project schedules and construction costs; ongoing liaison with architects, contractors and consultants throughout the course of construction; daily on site check in and supervision; design purchasing and tracking; oversee all installation of furniture, finishes and fixtures; weekly project progress updates and meetings with client; coordinate and conduct all site inspections with city officials as required, and with all contractors prior to the release of any funds to confirm percentage of completion. Conduct final walk throughs with all contractors, city officials, and owners for sign off.
If you’re interested in working and collaborating with an exciting and dynamic team like ours, passionately dedicated to your complete satisfaction during every phase of your luxury commercial or residential design and construction project, we invite you to please contact us today. Let’s get started!
The Four Point Design Build Team