Design & Construction
We are a full service design firm with a proven track record of assisting our clients within all phases of the design and construction process. One simple yet effective service that we provide is to evaluate and update standard construction details used by our municipal clients. That single task clears up many common errors in design and construction. We also perform peer review at various stages in the process. Our diverse staff can facilitate the creation of exacting bid documents and help to bring consensus between project designers and clients to achieve full compliance in design and construction documents. We have also assisted clients with punch-list and post-occupancy evaluations.
Plan review is the most effective, yet least expensive way to improve access. New construction is required to be fully compliant and alterations are required to be compliant to the maximum extent feasible. We base our reviews on current enforceable code, but we also add recommendations for compliance to new codes pending enforcement so that our clients can make the decision whether or not to comply with higher standards as a good practice. Past that, we also recommend performance standards that will streamline the design and construction process to ensure that the end result is a facility both usable by and accessible to persons with disabilities.
Our plan review services include extensive experience in civil engineering projects involving access in the public rights-of-way. That is an area in which most architects have little or no experience. We often serve as a mediator in that process to help ensure that our clients obtain the results that they expect from their project designers. Contact us to discuss your specific needs.