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smart boardThe Design Assist process has proven to be effective in mitigating risk posed by unique and complex designs.  RFI’s and ultimately change orders are dramatically reduced.  Simply, this process is a contractual method to involve facadeTek’s design expertise as early as possible in the design.

façadeTek will be responsible to work with the Design Team to provide the highest quality product and design for a fair value to any signature project. 

Our initial estimate will be prepared from preliminary schematic design to allow the team ample time to explore their cutting edge designs. 

Scope of work will be as follows:

 

  • Weekly design assist meetings or as needed
  • Budget control-timely cost estimates
  • Systems design-multiple
  • Engineer all die drawings
  • Stamped Engineered calculations for embeds and all mock-ups
  • Internal Curtain wall consultant
  • Design (1) performance test mock-ups
  • Engineering of all embeds
  • Engineered embed shop drawings
  • Furnish all embeds as required by systems
  • Design assist with development of CD drawings
  • Furnish mock-ups No lab included
  • Necessary equipment
  • Travel and subsistence

 

The engineering team and estimating staff of facadeTek will be proactive in all design solutions for any project.  Specifically we will provide the following design/estimating support:

 

  • Integral part of the design team to conform facadeTek pricing and design
  • Assist the design to expedite the detailing and fabrication of the façade
  • Assist with coordination and engineering of supports
  • Cost effective design alternatives
  • Design opinions and options on design/details
  • Provide structural attachment details
  • Provide structural loading information
  • Identify value engineering opportunities and immediate price comparisons
  • Provide input on optimal design regards to constructability
  • Consultation with AE prior to issuing submittals to provide seamless approvals
  • Cooperate with design team to complete construction documents
  • Aid in coordination of other trades components
  • Connection/constructability details as requested