As you begin to plan for your new building or expansion, it is important that you form an understanding of what you want to accomplish by the construction or expansion of your building(s). Once you understand and know what you are trying to accomplish, planning for your facility will be more seamless. As planning begins, our approach is to guide you through an informational discovery process, first by listening and then by asking clarifying questions which will help to establish a framework for our planning, design and construction process.
Generally speaking, a leader or perhaps a few key leaders will be the ones making the decision on the direction of this new facility or expansion. Your design-build partner is then empowered to serve as your quarterback for the development of a plan that will accomplish your intended objective in building. Needs and wants will be filtered for priority consistent with your budget. As your project begins to take shape, form will meet function leading to a design that meets your needs, is within budget and accommodates planning for growth.
The specific role of your design-builder is to provide guidance. It is imperative that you empower your design-build partner to provide the input and guidance you have sought relating to the appropriate steps to bring your project to fruition. Be open about an established and attainable budget range which will save considerable time and lead to more accurate planning for your present and long term benefit. For some reason owners will occasionally choose to withhold an answer to the question of budget for fear of your design-build partner seeking to maximize your budget. If this fear is present, you have the wrong partner. Allowing your trusted professionals to be equipped with as much information about your business as possible will allow for them to guide you through the process. Every so often we will come across owners who have studied upon the processes of design and construction. While there is good insight available from Google, books and other resources, wouldn’t it make sense to work with a trusted partner who have proven themselves and have experience in projects similar to yours?
While there is good insight available from Google, books and other resources, wouldn’t it make sense to work with a trusted partner who have proven themselves and have experience in projects similar to yours?
For example, studying up on surgery before you experience it does not mean that you will tell a surgeon how to perform the delicate process that he navigates through on a daily basis. You are simply more aware of what “could be”. Allow your trusted design-build partner with years of experience to take the reins for you allowing your time to be spent growing your business....keeping the main thing, the main thing.
In short, and what should come as no surprise, a successful building project will be the result of open and transparent communication among all involved. Once again, it is imperative that you meet and speak openly with your design-builder. Trust them...Rely on them.....If you don’t, do not hire them. On most occasions you are entering into a partnership that will mature over quite a few months, and occasionally years. Our desire is to help guide you through the planning, design and construction process in a seamless and transparent manner. We’re here to help you. Before you make any plans please give us a call.
PBS is experienced in the planning, design and construction of many different types of facilities including a portfolio of successful commercial, industrial, church and municipal projects. For more information, please contact our team at (920) 868-2229 or click here. We look forward to serving you.