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Design-Build is a streamlined approach to construction. Our Design-Build construction delivery method provides our homeowners with a single point of contact for both the design and construction phases of our projects. Our company holds single-source responsibility and contractual risk for every aspect of your build — from estimation, assessments and pre-construction to architecture or design, schematics, engineering, subcontracting, construction and post-construction. This way, we manage all contracts with all entities, such as subcontractors, equipment vendors and materials providers.
The end result is a solid design, a budget defined and a schedule that is simplified. Ensuring your home build goals are safeguarded and met.
In most Rocky Mountain Homes projects, we provide a large degree of pre-construction services. The services range from categorical cost comparisons to computerized cost analysis. We begin with a basic project assessment which includes the following:
After the preliminary project assessment is made, RMH reviews plans and specifications for possible design improvements or cost saving opportunities. For example, these activities include:
Using a combination of manual and computer systems a preliminary project schedule is developed at an early stage of project design.
The first schedule is a simple precedence diagram showing only the major components of the project and is based on a comparison of similar project schedules adjusted for locations and seasonal variations. As the design becomes more final, a computerized schedule is developed with primary input from the Design Build Contractor. Additional reviews are made by our Client Services Department for the project. Long lead items are identified during the process and early purchases are coordinated with the owner and architect.
Our involvement will include control of cost from the initial concept stage through completion. Estimates will be prepared from extensive historical data of elemental cost, adjusted for location and time. Such estimates are used as a basis of subsequent work and more definitive estimates are prepared progressively as information becomes available. The designers working drawings will be continually reviewed with regard to construction methods and details and cost analysis of operations will analyzed throughout the design process. Our Design Build experience and exposure to the competitive bid market will assure a high degree of accuracy in budget estimating during these preliminary stages.
Because of the schematic nature of drawings and specifications at the early states, a percentage of possible variance can be assumed.
Because the majority of the work on the project will be performed by subcontractors. RMH places special emphasis on this phase of the construction project. We hire employees and choose subcontractors solely on the basis of their demonstrated ability to perform. Prior to, and periodically during construction if needed, we design and update a reserve gate system to allow us to deal immediately with potential delays and minimize their impact should they occur.
Prior to and during the project, Rocky Mountain Homes will:
Our QC program provides the guidelines and methods for assuring that activities, structures, components, systems and facilities are fabricated, constructed, installed, inspected tested and documented in compliance with contractually established project scope and requirements of applicable technical documents, codes, standards and approved project procedures.
There is a place that each of us goes to escape the hectic pace of life. When we get to that place, time slows a little, the tension eases from our shoulders and we truly feel like ourselves. For those of us who are very lucky, this place is our home.
We welcome the opportunity to start planning your legacy home.