Step One: Getting Started
- Consultation meeting or kick-off meeting.
- Signing of g+D contract.
- Receipt of retainer and commencement of project.
- Receipt of g+D provided questionnaire.
- Exchange of Houzz, Pinterest, Remodelista boards which include ideas for their dream spaces. Boards from g+D accounts can be used as well.
- Receipt of any existing plans, if available.
- Receipt of project budget goals.
Step Two: Verify existing conditions
- Trade day Field measure.
- Take photos.
- This information will be used to create as-built drawing done electronically in AutoCAD.
Step Three: Space plan
- Create two space plans. Space plans will be base questionnaire and existing conditions.
- Once a space plan direction is decided the plans will be provided to structural engineer for feasibility study.
Step Four: Pricing coordination
- Interview and put together team for construction
- Issue space plan and demolition plan to contractor and or sub contractors.
Step Five: Design Development (this phase take the most amount of hours)
- Design and draw space in plan and elevation
- Concept board – two to three design concept boards will be presented.
- Finish selections – Tile selection, counter top, cabinet profile/finish, flooring, and paint
- Fixture selections – Lighting, new window and doors, hardware, plumbing and appliances.
- Design presentation. Followed by an online board with preliminary budget (excludes contractor budget and millwork budget).
- Sign “Design Development” document.
Step Six: Procurement and coordination if finishes and fixtures (most commonly provide on an hourly bases, g+D suggest the client have contingency for this phase)
- Procurement of materials provided by g+D. For example if tile is being ordered through g+D, it is at this time that proposal will be provided.
- Coordinate delivery, quantity confirmations, and insure that vendors provide what is ordered.
Step Seven: Construction Documents/ Building permits
- Develop a Construction Documentation set that reflects any changes from the bid pricing. * Provide contractor and millworker construction drawings.
- The Construction Documentation set will further define the specific design intent of the project and build on the Pricing/Permit set by including more developed information that a contractor can build from.
- Construction Documents include: dimensioned plans (that were not needed for permit), details, and schedules for equipment, lighting, finishes, and plumbing.
- Outlined in the construction set is a summary of materials the contractor is responsible for purchasing and which items will be bought directly by the client/designer.
- Create permit drawings
- Submit and obtain any needed permits
Step Eight: Project Management (Provide on an hourly bases, gamble + Design suggest the client have 10% of the budget set aside for this phase)
- Determine project schedule with team. Sign and pay for all g+D provided items to insure lead-times are met. If client is providing items, such as appliances, client to review lead-time with team.
- Construction starts. Weekly/bi-weekly conference calls with team to review g+D provided “weekly to-dos” * Punch walk through. Design close out package provided for clients records. Client review of process.
Schedule example (pdf)