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Starting at $1.85/SF
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The following is a listing of the basic design & architectual services we provide. We would be happy to discuss these with you in more detail. We strive to adapt our services to your specific needs.

Phase I - Preliminary Design

Preliminary Consultation
Feasibility Study - Our feasibility study summarizes your growth potential and your financial capability, and makes recommendations for both short term and long term needs.
Design Meetings with Building Committee
Long Range Master Planning
Building Code Research
Review and Revision to Client Satisfaction
Coordination of Design Progress with Financial Planning

Also where applicable:
Expansion vs. Relocation Study
Assistance in Site Selection
Coordination with Existing Facilities


Phase II - Construction Documents

State of the art computer aided design and drafting systems allow our architect and draftsmen to produce a thorough, accurate, extensively detailed set of plans and specifications. The result is higher quality and better cost containment in construction.

Site Plan
Code Analysis for all Applicable Codes
Floor Plans and Elevations
Building Sections and Details
Room Finish, Window, and Door Schedules
Structural, Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical Engineering
Audio/Visual Engineering
Complete Specifications


Phase III - Construction Observation or Construction Management

After Phase I (Preliminary Design) and Phase II (Construction Documents) are complete, a client can choose to proceed with either Construction Observation services or Construction Management services.

Construction Observation

In Office:
Review Materials, Request for Substitutions, Approve Shop Drawings
Prepare Supplementary Drawings, as needed, to clarify intent of Construction Drawings, Evaluate Contractor Requests for Credits and/or Extras for Change Orders.

On Site:
Make On Site Architectural Visits to Ensure Compliance with Construction Documents
Make Final Inspection of Facility upon Completion

Construction Management

Under a Construction Observation Agreement, the client would be the "Owner/Builder" and would essentially operate as the General Contractor. Caluwe-Gong Contracting, Inc. would provide a qualified Superintendent, who would be hired and paid by the client. Caluwe-Gong Contracting, Inc. would work closely with the Superintendent and the client to complete a turn-key building project.

Construction Management services include all of the Construction Observation services and the Color Selection services.

A. Caluwe-Gong Contracting's Responsibilities:
Place a qualified Superintendent on the job full time.
Develop a Critical Path Schedule to be followed by the Superintendent.
Secure bids from Subcontractors and Material Suppliers.
Utilize Value Engineering to bring costs within Client's budget.
Present construction cost estimate (construction budget) to client.
Generate Purchase and Work Orders to Suppliers and Subcontractors.
Generate Lien Waivers for each payment made to Subcontractors and Vendors.
Make regular site visits (Architectural/Construction Management) to ensure compliance with Construction Drawings to assure quality.
Provide Interior and Exterior Color Selection Services.
Approve shop drawings and review any request for material substitution.
Remain available to client and Superintendent to answer construction questions.
Meet with the Building Committee Chairman periodically to review progress of construction.
Make final walk-thru inspection with Superintendent and client.

B. Client's Responsibilities:
Act as the General (Owner/Builder) Contractor.
Appoint a responsible person through whom Caluwe-Gong Contracting can conduct everyday business.
Maintain ultimate control for the selection of all Subcontractors, Suppliers, and Materials.

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