Our Design/Build Process
If we choose to work together our process offers detailed planning during the development of your project with the goal of meeting or exceeding your expectations.
If you already have a Plan/Drawings Click Here for Our Pre-Construction Process.
Step 1: Getting to Know Each Other
At Rocha Construction & Earthworks we know from experience the success of any construction or renovation project is the mutual responsibility of all team members involved, including our clients. Together we’ll discuss what is important to you and our company to be sure there is a good fit between what you are looking for in your Contractor and what we can offer. At this time we will also discuss why you want to do the project and how we can both define and measure success.
If we both agree Rocha Construction & Earthworks is a good fit for you and your project, the next step is to commit to working together and enter into a Design/Build Contract.
Step 2: Project Design and Specifications
Once committed to work together the first step is to develop the Project’s Design, Specifications and a realistic Budget. For our clients, this is the most important part of the entire project.
Basing a Project’s Budget on generic square foot costs does not work for clients with custom and or unique projects. To properly plan and personalize your custom Project, with minimal wasted time and money, it is critical to begin by establishing a realistic budget that both the client and Rocha Construction & Earthworks are comfortable with.
If the client is open to expanding the scope of the Project and budget during design, with your written permission, we can also offer alternative design and product options.
Will you be living in the home during renovations? Are you concerned about dust and the health of your family during construction? Are there special accommodations that need to be made for small children or pets? These are the types of issues that need to be addressed before the project even begins. It is also during this phase that Rocha Construction & Earthworks can help tailor the sequence and construction of your project to limit the effects on you and your family.
Our Design/Build Contract will include:
- Initial Design & Product Selection Assistance
- Preliminary Project Budget
- Design & Drafting
- Structural Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Geographical & Title 24 Reports
- Subcontractor Prequalification
- Final Project Budget
- Project Schedule Development
- Permit Acquisition
- Site Logistic Planning
Step 3: Committing to Construction
Our Design/Build process and services help our clients gain confidence in their project and the investment they will be making in their homes and their lives. To move forward on your Project we will provide a Proposal including the finalized and detailed project specifications we developed together.
Our Construction Proposal will include:
- Anticipated Project Timeline
- Detailed Scope of Work
- Allowances if necessary for undecided product or unknown Scope of Work (We do our best to eliminate or minimize this)
- Optional Add-On Items
- Fixture Responsibility List for Contractor and Client
- Estimate Breakdown of Project Price
Step 4: Project Planning and Pre-Staging
Completing your project on time and on budget doesn’t happen by accident. Once a construction agreement has been finalized we begin the process of getting you, your project and your home ready for construction. Beginning with the end result in mind dictates what we need to do, in the right critical path order, with the right resources.
Depending on the nature of your design and even your purpose for doing it, the following activities are typical to the projects we complete:
- Finalize Plans for Planning/Building Permit Application
- Planning/Building Permit Application
- Project Critical Path and Schedule Created
- Secure all Final Product Selections from Clients
- Pre-Ordering of Custom and/or Special Order Materials
- On-Site Pre-Construction Meeting with Clients as a Final Review of everything before construction begins
Step 5: Project Construction
This is where all of the hard work, planning and our working together will pay off. The benefits of the planning stages will quickly become apparent as you witness the organization and smooth progression of the various stages of construction, quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.
During construction, our project management system and the construction professionals involved on your project work together to bring your building dreams into reality.
Step 6: Project Completion
Let’s face it, you’ll be real happy to see us get started; at the same time you will also be real happy to see us leave! Because most of our projects are significant in size and duration, we know that wrapping your project up in a timely manner can often make a big difference regarding your satisfaction, with us as well as your final project.
At Rocha & Construction & Earthworks we actually start our precompletion process when your project begins. Throughout construction, our team members will maintain a list of any items needing attention and/or any follow up. Most of these items are addressed and completed during construction.
As we approach the end of your project we will schedule a meeting with you to go over the final details of your Project. At this meeting we come prepared with a final list of items we know need to be completed before we leave. During the meeting we will go over this list with you, adding any additional items or details you bring to our attention. At this time, these items will be completed while our team, the materials and the tools are still at the job site.
On completion of the items in the checklist we will both be in agreement that your project is finalized.