OUR PROCESS

WE BELIEVE IN BUILDING THE TEAM OF ARCHITECT, BUILDER AND DESIGNER EARLY ON SO THE HOME CAN BE VALUE ENGINEERED TO CREATE A WELL-TAILORED SET OF CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS, ULTIMATELY LEADING TO BENEFITS IN COST SAVINGS, SCHEDULING AND AN ELEVATED QUALITY OF HOME.

PHASE 1: Pre-Construction

  • SITE ANALYSIS
  • This process confirms the site will conform to the project without incurring excessive costs. A physical site analysis of the building envelope and an excavation study determine whether the site conforms to the intended design. A view shed study along with a soil analysis from a geo-technician ensures proper design criteria for the home’s foundation and driveway design.

  • CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
  • A rough cost analysis of the homes placement options, while implementing the view shed previously assessed into a drawn conceptual design.

  • ZONING AND CODE COMPLIANCE
  • This is a comprehensive overview of the requirements set forth by local governing entities. By providing assistance to third party or external agencies ensures project approvals.

  • VALUE ENGINEERING
  • Process to determine whether the design and scope of work aligns with the intended budget. A review of considerations and alternatives approaches yield cost saving opportunities. An evaluation of design materials and long-term maintenance expectations are also considered.

  • CONSTRUCTION ANALYSIS
  • The review of available construction/design documents for feasibility and identification of discrepancies. Includes an assessment of system requirements for the home via solicited subcontractor and supplier input. This study also evaluates any staging and phasing requirements.

  • COST ANALYSIS
  • The development of a comprehensive and congruent bid package from each trade resulting in the creation of the detailed Control Estimate Book. Upon review of Control Estimate with Owner/Architect and Design team, a projected cash flow analysis will be provided for scheduling.

  • SCHEDULING
  • The creation of a construction job schedule. Identifies critical path milestones upon review with owner and design team’s specifications.

PHASE 2: CONSTRUCTION

  • SCHEDULE MAINTENANCE
  • Ongoing management of the construction job schedule. Defining construction activities and subcontractor and further specifications with the owner/design team.

  • COST CONTROL
  • Evaluate and finalize scopes of work for individual trades. Identify ambiguities to eliminate expensive change orders and time delays. Prepare and deliver a monthly Schedule of Values to track monthly progress payments and percentages to completion relative to Control Estimate.

  • SITE MONITORING
  • Continuous evaluation of site conditions, including the maintenance and protection of existing vegetation and trees. Consideration of alternative methods for ingress/egress, including retaining systems and water course management.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
  • Consideration of local sourcing opportunities and green building methods and materials.

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • Management of subcontractors and vendors to ensure industry and Germania standards are met. Oversight of system installation, quality control, and safety protocols are among the many items closely monitored for project success.

  • STATUS REPORTING
  • Weekly and monthly progress updates ensure client satisfaction and communication among the team. Site photos, cameras and job reports are available anytime our cloud-based file sharing system.

PHASE 3: POST-CONSTRUCTION

  • WARRANTY BOOK
  • Review of two-year warranty package and associated documentation. Delivery of maintenance schedule that outlines routine care and upkeep of products and systems. One-on-one walk through with subcontractors to educate homeowner on system operations and maintenance.

  • PUNCH LIST
  • Builder will walk the home with owner's, gathering a final punch list.

  • BUILDER'S WARRANTY
  • We offer an unparalleled warranty and take pride in our quality work.