Our Commercial Building Design Process
To ensure that every project is completed as efficiently as possible, the Scenic Ridge Construction team has developed a three-step process. A culmination of more than thirty years of experience, this process is meant to help anticipate obstacles before they arise and to help our clients get the most from our design-build services.
Our team first delivers colored 3D building renderings to our clients which help to offer a realistic view of a building before any construction work begins.MORE
Once our team has the basic design and budget established, we engage a project manager. The project manager’s role is to manage the final building design as well as to schedule and obtain permits in preparation for groundbreaking.MORE
The Scenic Ridge Construction’s value engineering services team will get your project off the ground quickly. Our crews put in the foundations quickly, set the steel, and install the roof in a timely and efficient manner. Once these three items are in place, we are able to pour the floor slabs and enclose the wall. This allows us to start interior work earlier on, which saves time and money.MORE
Most clients start a project with two main thoughts in mind:
- What type of building is needed?
- How much is it going to cost?
When we meet with our clients, the number one thing we do is listen; listening to clients talk about their vision for their project is the best way we can develop a design that meets their needs in every way, budget included. Our value engineering service team works with architects and engineers and can provide colored, 3D commercial building renderings to our clients which offer a very authentic view of a building before any construction work begins.
Our team is familiar with local land development and zoning regulations. We will work with a civil engineer who fits your project, and we’ll coordinate the site plans, building plans, and mechanical/electrical systems to ensure that the whole facility design is integrated to meet our client’s needs.
Once the project manager is engaged, they work hand-in-hand with our project development team to verify that the final design meets the needs of the client and that it is compliant with all local building codes. If there are design changes that impact cost, they are addressed during this step. We coordinate all segments of design together: architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and site layout.
The project manager develops a schedule that defines critical path dates for the design, permitting and construction phases. We will order any materials that require a long lead time, such as steel, to keep the project on schedule. As soon as the site design is complete, we start the land development submittal and approval process. This approval process typically takes several months, as it requires approval from both local and state governments. Once the site plans have preliminary approval, we move forward to obtain building permits. Finally, the project manager prepares contract details and pricing for the owner’s approval.
One of Scenic Ridge’s experienced project supervisors and crew members will take charge at the construction site. The supervisor coordinates all job site activities, oversees job site meetings, and maintains a three-week schedule plan. The Supervisor facilitates material deliveries, schedules manpower, reviews safety, coordinates inspections, and oversees all quality control. The supervisor and project manager work together to ensure your complete satisfaction with the quality of our work.
Our talented construction crews are the key to our building success. While many building contractors rely completely on subcontractors, we employ our own manpower and equipment to better control all aspects of our projects. When necessary, we’ll partner with specialty contractors who are the best fit for your project needs.
Our clients are often amazed to see how much gets done every day. As a client, we will invite you to be part of our job site schedule meetings. The meetings help keep everyone informed of work progress and any additional selections the client needs to make. We strive to make the construction of every project a rewarding experience for everyone involved, especially the client. Check out our Industrial Building Construction page to learn more about or processes, approaches, and previous projects.