Here is an overview of the process to give you a sense of what you can expect along the way - and some suggestions of things you can do to make the process go more smoothly.
Draudt Design offers an introductory meeting free of charge. The purpose of this meeting is to give you a chance to discuss the project and see what the options would be for design services.
The next step is almost always to get hard information about the site. For example a site survey for new construction or measured plans for addition/renovation projects. This is put on the computer and then we create a series of sketches which show a range of solutions for the project ranging from the simplest solution that can solve the needs to more complex solutions that meet more of the wants. .
Once a basic scheme has been selected the plans are put onto the computer. At this point it is possible to get harder estimates from contractors to confirm the initial pricing.
The hardline plans are the core of the permit set. In order to meet the local and state requirements for building permits we also produce a site plan, structural plans, electrical plans and and energy code analysis as required.
Draudt Design works with the owner and contractor to determine the additional services that are needed to facilitate construction of the project. This varies from project to project.
Draudt Design will always be available to consult on any questions that arise in the field.
Please contact us with any questions.