Typical Services...Every project has its own specific project requirements. Below is a general list of services a typical project may require.
1.-- Photographs of existing site conditions and / or measurements taken of the existing building if the project is an addition or alteration.
2.-- Sketches, drawings and documents prepared for the purpose of explaining the building configuration and design.
3.-- Meetings with client to explain configuration and design options and obtain client feedback.
4.-- Zoning Code compliance review depending on project.
5.-- Building Code compliance review.
6.-- Configuration and design drawings finalized based on client feedback.
7.-- Preparation of construction drawings that describe floor plans, elevations, structural design, details, electrical receptacles, lights, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning. The number of drawings required depends on the size, scope, and complexity of the client's project.
8.-- WJM is available to answer any questions from clients or contractors regarding the information contained in the construction drawings, before, during, or after the construction.
The construction drawings are very specific. This allows the client to competitively bid the project out to several contractors to obtain the best price for their project.
Our methods work.
The proven way to get the most for your money is by COMPETITIVE BIDDING. Contractors compete against eachother for the opportunity to construct your project. Generally, it is NOT in the best interest of the contractors to exactly define the work when bidding, since it allows you to directly compare prices BEFORE you select the contractor.
Without a detailed set of professionally prepared construction drawings, you cannot make DIRECT comparisons between contractors prices and know that you will get a COMPLETE JOB done to your satisfaction.
WJM Architect lists out the exact project requirements in a unique way that protects the client from unjustified extra charges during construction. These unique WJM methods can save the client thousands of dollars.
This allows you to take full advantage of the Competitive Bidding Process.
Our unique methods enhance the competitive economic psychology by allowing for direct comparisons. This results in lower overall construction bids and the difference is greater than the architectural fee, reducing the overall total project cost.
Our clients to save 2 to 3 times the cost of our services OR MORE in the bidding and construction process.
The above services list is not meant to cover every situation, call WJM with any questions you have about specific architectural services you may need.