Construction is Disruptive

Nov 5, 2019

Yes, we said it. Construction is disruptive and we urge you not to believe anyone who tries to convince you otherwise. It is loud, it is messy, and it is a far cry from your daily routine. For this simple reason, one of the discussion items we cover with clients during the design process is how they will operate during the construction process. Is a temporary rental available to them, and if so, at what cost? Does the preliminary budget include a line item for such expenses? What about storage of possessions you do not want damaged during construction? Businesses, families, individuals–all need to operate during this process–better to think about it while working through the design and plan ahead rather than waking up one morning to the sound of a sawzall.

Changing Regulations

Changing Regulations

Building projects are defined by a variety of different regulations, some of which are changing. One such example is the mapping updates completed by FEMA for flood zones in Plymouth County. While some property owners may have already been contacted by their financial...

What is a Contingency?

What is a Contingency?

A contingency is a dollar amount built into your budget to cover unexpected costs during the design and construction process and it is typically expressed as a percentage of your total construction cost. While much work is done in advance to learn the facts about your...