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.