Have you ever seen a design with ridiculous additive alternates that, if not chosen, compromised the integrity of the entire system? This is not a beneficial cost control technique. The core design should always meet the intended requirements of the system and when working with tight budgets, the best value comes from innovative design.
We design it right the first time. We spend the time it takes to fully develop our construction documents into a precise set of instructions. Everyone benefits from great planning. The contractor installs the system correctly, budgets are maintained and schedules stay in-tact. The majority of delays, change orders and increased costs are directly associated with poor designs, poor detail drawings and poor specifications.
Developing a relationship with the installation contractor is also key in cost control. Good contractors can provide lots of insight into alternative methods and can often suggest great cost saving solutions. Therefore we prefer to establish a terrific working relationship with the contractor from day one. We give the contractor all of the support and service he needs and in-turn the Contractor builds our design to the best of his ability. This method continues to provide our clients with great cost savings and excellent finished products each and every time.