Our experience includes all phases of the project delivery process:
“95% of our projects were delivered on time and have a change order rate of less than 3%”
LifeStream Hope and Recovery Center 0.4%
LifeStream Academy Classrooms 1.5%
LifeStream Clermont Outpatient Facility 2.5%
The University of Tampa Austin Hall HVAC renovation 2.6%
Meeting the clients schedule and budget with minimal impact on their operations is the most fundamental aspect of our service.
There are many challenges to delivering a project: Unforeseen conditions, unclear goals, unrealistic budget, conflicts and omissions can quickly add unexpected cost. Additional pressure from some contractors to add profit through change orders will test even the best set of contract documents. Shumake Architecture, PA has developed efficient design and production methods and utilizes a time tested systematic service delivery approach to assure all challenges are met and overcome.
Detailed existing conditions surveys give us an understanding of the buildings systems which is fundamental to a successful design. Modifying the design to accommodate the existing main systems is usually the most cost effective solution to renovation projects.
During the design phase, we analyze the project scope in relation to the proposed budget. Then we identify major issues immediately to adjust the scope without dramatically affecting the schedule. Our team of designers and engineers is uniquely qualified to resolve complex space planning tasks supported by visual studies and 3d renderings. (Click here to learn more about our rendering services.)
The days of issuing the “last projects specs” are long gone. Customized specifications are created for each project and we implement new and refined products in response to environmental concerns. Customized specifications reduce the risk of substandard materials or workmanship.
We produce high quality construction documents using methodical and systematic standards. Document check sets are provided at project milestones for the owner and key team members to review and provide comments. Customized specifications reduce the risk of substandard materials or workmanship. Clear communication reduces errors resulting in fewer delays and costly mistakes.
Standardized bidding documents and procedures form the ground rules for an efficient, fair bid process which attracts multiple bidders. Contractor qualifications and bonding requirements are clearly specified to assure only qualified construction teams are bidding the project. Upon award, we perform a careful review of the contractor’s qualifications prior to signing the contract.
We draft contracts for Owner/Contractor review, resolve contract related questions during the negotiating phase and provide final contract documents for signatures.
Follow through in the construction phase is imperative. On budget at bid day does not yet mean success. Structured construction administration procedures keep change order claims to a minimum. We are on site at least once a week as necessary. We invest the time required to protect your interests and the quality of your building. Our professional judgment, based on over a decade of experience, allows us to distinguish minor construction irregularities from major issues and effectively resolve them while maintaining construction team cooperation.
We stay focused through close-out completion. This includes final inspections to verify punch list work is complete and close-out documents are provided.