Adventure in Building, Inc.
Questions to ask before departing on your Building ADVENTURE.
If you have ever said "they'll have to take me out of this house in a box" you already understand what aging-in-place means. It's modifying a home to include universal design and safety features that will allow one to remain in their home instead of moving to an assisted living facility.
Projects may range from a bathroom addition/remodel with advice given on accessibility only, all the way up to whole house (remodels or new) with estimating, specifications, etc. The beauty of a consultant is that you only pay for the tasks you need.
Preconstruction Services happen before the first shovel of dirt is overturned on a job site. They include: measuring existing conditions, plans preparation and examination, estimating (Budgeting), trade partner proposal verification, specification writing, scheduling, permit expediting, etc. This is the foundation of a successful project.
The best way to determine project costs is to have an experienced professional examine the project at the preconstruction phase and prepare an estimate (budget)...one way to think of this is "building the project on paper".
We use a hands-on approach to estimate by examining all pages of the construction documents, scaling the plans for the quantity take-off, applying unit costs and doing the math with a calculator. An Excel spreadsheet is used to summarize the estimate and verify the math.
Specifications are the written directions for your construction plans...just as maps use written turn by turn directions as additional information...specifications give additional information about things not shown on the plans...finishes, faucet choices, project exclusions, what jurisdiction to contact, etc. No residential project should ever be started without written specifications.
A job autopsy is an examination of a project after construction is complete to evaluate the accuracy of the initial estimate. The information gathered is useful to Builders/Remodelers in developing unit costs for future projects.
Adventure in Building charges an hourly professional fee for services. Project scope of work will be discussed with clients and a "not to exceed" budget may be agreed upon.
We hope your
ADVENTURE IN BUILDING
includes some fun also! Because creating something new should be an exciting and rewarding experience.
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