The Design + Build Process

The Design + Build Process


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01 PROJECT VISION


Meet with Principal Builders to define the big picture objectives, goals, and budget. Once these are established, the objectives can be broken down more specifically through the process.


02 DUE DILIGENCE


The first work involves documenting the parameters which includes

  • surveys
  • zoning and building codes
  • regulations relevant to the project
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03 DESIGN IDEAS


Brainstorming and collaboration takes place between the builder, architect, and the owner to paint a picture so that everyone on the team is on the same page.


04 DESIGN DEVELOPMENT


With the client’s approval, the design continues to develops with material fine tuning and renderings to visually represent the completed project.

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05 PROJECT BUDGETS


After the design developed, the preliminary construction budget is established to define the materials and services needed to complete the project. This is used as a reference point to price bids from subcontractors and vendors. As the design develops more, the conceptual budgets are reviewed continuously.


06 ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION PLANS


Architectural construction plans are made to visually represent the contruction details needed to complete the project.

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07 SUBCONTRACTOR AND VENDOR BIDS


Based on the preliminary construction budget and architectural construction plans, subcontractors and vendors will submit a fixed price for their material and labor required to complete an aspect of the project. Here, Principal Builders and the owner collaborate to determine which bid to award.


08 FINALIZE BUDGET APPROVAL


After the subcontractor and vendor bids have been awarded, the construction budget is finalized for the approval of the client which includes:

  • master plans
  • phases
  • detailed budget
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09 CONSTRUCTION TIMELINE


The project schedule is made to reflect the following based off the projections of the subcontractors and vendors:

  • Efficient timeline
  • Material orders
  • Labor teams schedules
  • Subcontractor schedules

10 PRODUCT SELECTION


The selection schedule details each aspect of the project schedule. The schedule provides you with a selection timeline of when personal choices need to be made such as

  • finish choices
  • appliances
  • flooring
  • lighting
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