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Cost Consideration During the Design Process

4m 42s

Jim Viviano of 5G Studio takes us through all phases of Gateway Center II.  He’ll talk about the structural system and materials used, as well as MEP and budgeting considerations. Additionally he will show an example of a RFI, and discuss submittals and revisions.

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And so part of that was working with the contractor early on in the project, so we did some initial studies, we did quite a few designs and different footprints and different looks of the building, and once the contractors got involved, they were able to kind of help us refine what materials, what shapes, what things we were gonna do, what things we were not gonna be able to do because of a budget consideration. We did all of that in schematic design, which ends up being about 25% of our fee, of our total fee, and it's really important that we go through that fast and very quickly, and that we have somebody on board that can help determine some of those costs because, as architects and the clients, we don't wanna put our clients at risk either, that we don't wanna go down this path of designing something that you get into permit or the project goes out to bid and you're so far over budget that now you're havin' to go back, redesign everything, and it's just a really painful process. So one of the nice things that we did was being able to have somebody on board and do a lot of that cost analysis up front.

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Duration: 49m