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Posted: 06/12/17 11:34am  Reply with quote
A couple of A&E cost-saving tips

MEP Engineering vs. Design/Build:

For small tenant improvement projects under $1 million in a space for which no MEP as-built drawings are available, it’s much more cost-effective to go with a design/build approach in lieu of hiring MEP engineers to field verify and engineer the project. Instead MEP engineers can create a performance spec/bridging document for the design/build contractors to design to, and also perform a review of the design/build drawings.

Client Changes in the Construction Document Phase:
Many clients want to make minor changes to the scope of a project in the Construction Document phase. Changes to the CD’s are very time consuming, thus expensive, and can cost a client a ton in Additional Services fees. One minor changes affects multiple sheets of drawings, so this is to be avoided and is the purpose for the methodical step-by-step process of the previous phases (programming, conceptual design, schematic design, design development).

Elisa Garcia, RA
Garcia Architects
elisa@garciaarchitects.com.
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