Once the schematic designs have been fully developed, and the client is satisfied with how things are progressing, Surage and Associates moves on to the next phase, the creation of construction documents.
Our experience creating construction documents that are fully representative of our client’s wishes has made us a St. Augustine leader in the field of architecture. Detailed, accurate construction documents save our clients time and money by giving the construction company a clear portrait of what the project is intended to look like.
What are Construction Documents and Why Do They Matter?
Construction documents are detailed outlines of your new building that cover everything that the construction team needs to know in order to successfully build the structure. These documents are highly detailed and include everything from the materials to be used to the floor plan.
In a nutshell, construction documents are the first key piece of information that is passed along to the construction company, and contains essential information that allows them to start putting everything together. These documents are extremely important because of this; they are crucial outlines that builders can use to guide their work.
Building Documentation Increases Accuracy
Accuracy is always a significant concern with any documents produced during the design process, but because these documents are interpreted by a company other than Surage and Associates, it is particularly important during this phase.
We strive to provide work that is within your budget, and we understand that any misrepresentations in the construction documents can lead to a quote that does not match your financial commitment. As a result, we are fully committed to producing the most detailed, accurate construction documents possible.
Building Documentation Improves Communication
With every step leading up to this, we emphasize the importance of communication, and with construction documents, it becomes clearer than ever why this is so essential. What may seem like a small change at this stage actually tends to require massive restructuring, because of how linked everything is.
For example, if you want to move a window to another area of the room, what implications does that have for where the pipes will run? Was there something else planned for that section of wall? Client communication is central to our business model, and by touching base throughout the design process we are able to make any necessary changes before passing the project on to your builders.