Benefits of Our Collaborative Design Approach
“Time is money.”–Benjamin Franklin, 1748
We’ve all heard the saying…and it stands the test of time because it’s true.
We know, because our collaborative design practices are saving general contractors and real estate developers money by saving them time…and headaches.
Developers are accustomed to working with multiple contractors – designers, architects, structural and mechanical engineers. But what if you could work with one company that was a hub for the majority of your trades and services involved in your subdivision…from start to finish?
Here are four reasons why Value Engineering makes sense for your building project.
Blueprints that come with a real-time eraser.
Every development is a little different – market demands, building codes, skilled and unskilled labor availability. Our 3-D software allows us to create a blueprint that can be tested and modified virtually before a single piece of lumber has been cut, before a single screw or sheet of sheathing has been purchased.
Our software can anticipate and accommodate conditions specific to your location…and generate a set of blueprints that will satisfy local and state building codes. We can also find ways to use materials more efficiently – staggering seams and orienting sheathing vertically rather than horizontally to change the stability of outer walls, for example.
And since we can plan ahead, your plumbers, electricians, and finishing carpenters will know what to expect when they come to the site. We minimize the onsite – often unpleasant – surprises.
Cycle time that’ll make your head spin.
We know that affordable housing is in great demand, especially in today’s climate. It’s imperative that you turn your real estate investment into a marketable commodity as quickly as possible…without sacrificing quality.
All of our wall panels are manufactured in a temperature-controlled environment using consistent methods, ensuring precision joints and frames. This is a huge benefit when skilled tradespeople are at a premium…you don’t need journeyman carpenters onsite when the trusses and wall panels have been precut in our facility using laser-controlled equipment and our skilled team.
Playing the same tune from the same sheet of music…
Our team has worked in the construction trade for over a decade, and we know how traditional subdivisions unfold: a developer hires a contractor who hires a designer who hires an architect who provides blueprints that go to the building trades for bid…and so on…
Every single stakeholder has an interest in making a profit from their part in the project, which is fair. But with so many trades all trying to squeeze out a living, developers can end up paying more than they should when the project is complete.
Our vertically-integrated supply chain takes out the ‘middleman mark-up’. We’re constantly looking for efficiencies in our operation so that we can deliver the highest quality product at a competitive price – even when it comes to trucking our products to a job site. And since we’re all playing on the same sheet of music, we stay in tune.
One orchestra leader.
We hear it all the time: developers appreciate having one number on their cellphone to call when the odd challenge comes up – the rare times when conditions change onsite. Our bottom-up manufacturing process means we know the building inside and out…so when the unexpected happens, the site manager just has to call us. It’s our job to find a solution to the challenge, no matter where or when it occurred.
Our team can tap into the details for that specific project quickly, address the issue, and come up with solutions. We’re all sitting under one roof every day and have ready access to the expertise you might need to solve any onsite challenges quickly and efficiently.
An added bonus: you’re not buried under a pile of invoices at the end of the day. Our vertically-integrated process eliminates the multiple transactions you have to manage – it’s one invoice from the design room to the shop floor to the building site.
If you’d like to learn more about our collaborative design process contact us, we’d like to hear from you.