The construction of every home always begins with a conversation. Before any design takes place, I carefully listen to my client's specific goals, needs, and requirements. Budget considerations are prime importance.
At J. Roy Construction, I know that building a new home can be overwhelming. I aim to keep things simple. It is important to clarify early on the goals and wishes of the construction project. At the end of the pre-design phase, I provide my clients with list of program elements to review and an itemized preliminary budget of cost estimates.
The Schematic Design phase begins the conceptual design of the project and illustrates the scales and relationships between project components. To ensure my clients have a complete understanding of their unique vision and that the design adheres to current regulations, I provide a computer generated, parametric 3D model of their project, which includes floor plans, sections and elevations of the project and adjacent property elements. If there are any modifications to make during this phase, I am happy to do so until the design meets the client's approval.
Once the schematic design is approved, I prepare and provide the homeowner with a refined estimate of probable construction costs.
In the Design Development phase, I establish the building's relationships, forms, size and overall appearance through further development of the floor plans, elevations, door and window details, and equipment and roof designs. Afterwards, I introduce preliminary specifications, which identify major building materials and systems, and establish quality standards. Once the homeowner is happy and has approved the preliminary working drawings, we can solicit prime subcontractor and supplier bids.
In this phase, I create the final construction documents, which include final site plan, floor plans and elevations, building sections, construction details and structural design, foundation and framing plans, as well as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and other building systems. Also included are the required engineering, energy calculations (Title 24), and necessary city and county forms for permitting. Once again, I provide the Client with a refined estimate of construction costs.
Frank Lloyd Wright
“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes."