It starts with the interview process to define the overall
program, including site selection and space requirements. It's
during this important step when the project requirements are revealed.
We listen very carefully to our client's needs, their desires
and their budgets to create solutions that will meet program
requirements and be aesthetically pleasing, as well. We receive
design style cues from our clients and the surrounding environment, as
opposed to trying to impose our style onto any given project.
- Construction Documents and Construction
Developing the design drawings into construction documents is a
crucial step. Good documents facilitate low construction cost, ease of
building and limited change orders. The change orders for our last new
building, a $7 million nursing home, amounted to less than 2% of the
construction cost. This is way below industry standards.
During the construction we make field visits and manage meetings with
the contractor to try and guard the owner from construction problems.
- Due Diligence Studies
Review existing buildings for potential buyers before they
purchase property. This helps to protect the new owner from
ending up with a building that has exiting code violations, structural
defects or in need of major repairs. We make a field review of
the building and create a detailed report of the conditions that have
an impact on new maintenance accounts or reserve replacement
accounts. Some of the properties located in Boston that we have
reviewed for our clients include: 60 State Street, 1381 Commonwealth
Ave and 70 Brighton Ave.