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M'Guinness & Associates is flexible in creating a custom approach with our services that best suite our clients. We offer a turnkey approach to your project or offer any part of our services at our clients request. We understand that every client is different with the amount of services they retain from a design/construction professional. We pride ourselves on collaborating with other design professionals, engineers, interior designers, decorators and contractors to achieve our client's objectives. That is why we will work with our clients to tailor fit our services to meet the client's goals.
The following is a basic guideline to a successful project and the typical services M'Guinness & Associates offer. Not all projects are the same and the process will be a little different with each project. Moreover, this sometimes overwhelming list of items are typical of a new home and/or major addition & remodeling projects. As a disclaimer and for example, a simple kitchen remodel or small addition would require very few of these items.
Design & Construction Process Outline
♦ Decide on a programming team
♦ Identify and prioritize client and user values
♦ Discuss project goals and design issues
♦ Identify project constraints and opportunities
♦ Gather and analyze project data
♦ Determine project goals
♦ Create and document project requirements
♦ Review of program with Client
♦ Prepare preliminary design concepts
♦ Presentation of design concepts to Owner (layouts & basic space planning)
♦ Owner review and input (repeat, average is 3 to 4 rounds)
♦ Schematic design finalized
♦ Develop the approved schematic design with more detail to assure the design is
feasible. Most of the time things just need to be moved around slightly to
make the schematic design viable.
♦ Analyze and plan for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural & architectural
details to be developed in the construction documentation phase.
♦ This phase results in drawings that often specify design elements such as material
types and location of windows and doors. The level of detail provided is determined
by the clients's request and the project requirements.
♦ This phase often ends with a meeting to, and approve the drawings by the client.
♦ Deliverables typically produced after the Design Development phase often produces
floor plans, sections, and elevations with full dimensions. These drawings typically
include door and window details and outline material specifications.
♦ This phase includes technical information to obtain a permit.
♦ This phase also moves the drawings & specifications forward and includes all pertinent
information required for the contractor to price and build the project.
♦ The drawings & specifications may include, but not limited too:
♦ Site Plans
♦ Demolition Plans
♦ Floor Plans
♦ Floor area and lot coverage calculations & diagrams