Consulting &
Cost Planning

    Group One can provide consulting and Cost Planning services for your project, including:

  • Specification development and preliminary cost estimating/analysis on your plan during the design phase. This is a critical step in helping you identify and balance your needs and your wants — “value engineering” to determine areas of potential cost savings without sacrificing the integrity of the design. We view this important step as yet another design tool — helping you establish realistic, accurate material specifications and budgets to aid in final design decisions before moving on to working drawings.
  • Existing building as-built, investigation and evaluation of the existing residence to aid in planning and design for additions and remodels
  • Site evaluation and analysis, to identify potential issues and benefits with regard to topography, trees, views, drainage and site grading as they relate to construction.
  • Liaison services for application submittal to local permitting agencies, architectural review committees, community associations, utility companies, lenders, etc.