Construction Documents

Controlling the design process is a key element in the success of any project.  Depending upon the degree of services required, The Holder Group will maintain significant involvement in each phase of the design and construction document preparation process.  We will conduct weekly progress meetings to review the drawings and coordination efforts.

As Owner’s Representative, Design/Build Constructor and in certain cases as Construction Manager, The Holder Group will maintain direct contact with each member of the design team ensuring coordination of the construction documents and maintenance of the schedule for completion.  The Holder Group will also ensure that the design intent and budget are maintained throughout the design process.

Schematic Design Phase – The Holder Group will oversee the schematic design process and present the client’s program requirements to the design team for schematic design preparation

  • Meet with the lead architect to establish program requirements
  • Discuss Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing / Fire Protection requirements
  • Arrange for design team to receive as-built drawings or provide access to the space for survey of existing conditions
  • Review existing conditions drawings for accuracy
  • Design team to perform code analysis
  • Design team to photograph existing conditions
  • Design team to prepare initial floor plan(s) and allow for two rounds of revisions
  • Review alternate design schemes with Design team.
  • Design team to work with client’s furniture and IT vendors for coordination with the design teams proposed layouts

Construction Budget Preparation

  • Direct design team to work with short listed general contracting and construction management firms in preparation of preliminary construction schedules and budgets for presentation to the client
  • Analyze and compare construction budgets for inclusion of all applicable work to be completed
  • Review budgets with design team and suggest value engineering revisions if necessary

Throughout the construction document preparation phase, close attention will be paid to constructability issues and cost control.  Accordingly, as the design is formulated, The Holder Group will be in close contact with the design team and ensuring that the client’s best interests are considered:

Design Development Phase – the Owner’s Representative will review and critique the preliminary plans as follows:

  • Refine design
  • Discuss final decisions regarding structural and MEP design
  • Discuss finishes, colors and materials
  • Value engineer design and material selections based on outcome of construction budget estimates
  • Discuss drawing list and identify components of design to receive additional detailing

Construction Document Phase – the Owner’s Representative will review the completed construction documents as follows:

  • Review completed drawings for inclusion of all client objectives
  • Review coordination of architectural and MEP drawings
  • Review specifications
  • Obtain and review final budget and construction schedules
  • Discuss permitting process (client’s expeditor or general contractor’s responsibility)
  • Maintain construction document completion dates
  • Coordinate Mechanical, Electrical and Fire suppression and structural drawings with prospective contractors
  • Review budget
  • Review project schedule
  • Determine alternate means and methods of construction
  • Evaluate possible Value Engineering alternatives