What is Design-Build?
In economic times that demand tighter schedules, an early commitment to fixed price, and a single point of accountability, the market is turning to design build as the preferred project method.
As design builders, we are able to assemble a team for you that will accomplish your vision within the budget constraints you may have. Since we are able to do the designing FOR you, with your budget in mind, we are able to save time, money and headaches.
Often a design is created architecturally, without the cost elements factored into the equation. As experienced builders with highly skilled estimating capabilities, we find creative solutions that will fit your functional, aesthetic and financial needs. We are able to work with existing structures, to re-construct them in a way that allows the space to best suit your needs.
· Master plan for future growth
Our design team will plan and structure your facility with your vision for expansion and local development in mind.howcase a premium service.
Remarkable architecture and lasting construction begin with clear communication and trust among owner, architect and builder. We believe that design-build services provided by a single professional entity result in more harmonious working relationships and greater efficiencies than traditional design-bid-build methods. Our commitment to the successful marriage of both design and construction expertise affords the client unparalleled fiscal, functional and aesthetic value.
FOCUS works closely with clients to understand current and future needs. We focus on site characteristics as well as architectural detail, beauty and comfort. We strive to meet our clients' needs through responsible and creative approaches to context, program and regulatory constraints. We embrace these challenges because they lead to work of enduring value.
The process of design-build allows for a vision of the end result with accurate plans that produce a cost-effective end result.
Assembling the Construction Team
FOCUS Building Solutions’ construction team will consist of a Project Manager and a Field Superintendent fully dedicated to the project. Together they will ensure that the project will be on budget, on schedule. They will create a safe working environment, and excel in the quality of workmanship.
FOCUS Building Solutions will assemble an experienced Architectural Design team that produces imaginative, structurally sound facilities that will be unrivaled aesthetically as well as functionally.
Our knowledgeable team will represent the owner's best interest throughout the project, from start to finish, and maximize their investment on the project.
Your financial security and stewardship is a priority to us. We have expert estimators, who thoroughly research the best possible options to provide the desired outcome for the budget you have available. We pride ourselves on estimating accuracy and are ingenious at coming up with solutions that will create a winning end result for you.
We are committed to not only meeting, but beating deadlines whenever it is possible. Our Field Superintendents keep teams motivated and focused in order to accomplish the task.
Obtaining & Expediting Permits
Permits can often be a slow down in any building project, and can account for hurdles that cost time and money to overcome. We work diligently to plan for and obtain all permits in a timely and thorough manner.
Project Management & Supervision
As your general contractor we will provide full-time, on-site supervision for the project by a knowledgeable and congenial project team, who will not only oversee the subcontractors and professional technicians, but will also answer any questions or concerns you may have during the process.
We will utilize our own workforce to perform key portions of the work to control the quality and schedule of the project. We have in-house expertise in the following areas:
Process & Document Control
Every project consists of weekly meetings with the project team to review the following critical success factors:
Our role in the planning and design phase is to evaluate design criteria early- in order to identify the most cost-effective means of accomplishing your project objectives. Our experience with a wide variety of building types and materials has given us the knowledge and expertise that enables us to initiate innovative ideas that have a direct impact on the performance and cost of the building. In addition, we continually provide value engineering services throughout the duration of the construction project- helping to avoid costly “over engineering” decisions and prevent expensive budget over-runs in the end.
the expertise to progressively and cost-effectively reduce the ecological impact of your project.
FOCUS building solutions is committed to the effective use of materials, conservation of energy, and the promotion of sustainability through a cost conscience approach to the design and construction of every project. We consider many options at the beginning, keeping the goal of efficiency in mind. This enables the client to make the choices that ultimately affect the economic viability of their project. We partner with our clients in a dedicated effort to be responsible stewards of the environment.
Existing facilities can be improved to provide a beneficial result in terms of energy conservation and reduction of environmental impacts. FOCUS will assist building owners by educating them and providing them a program of environmental saving improvements like tax credits and energy rebates.
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