We are consultants that build. Our goal is to first understand your experience level and objectives. Following this, we aim to educate and guide you through the whole construction process.
1. Relationship Foundation
Our goal is to build relationships and buildings. Our process starts with one of our executives sitting with you to understand your needs, objectives, and overall goals.
2. Understand Your Goals
Once we understand your experience level, we review our past projects and real information in detail, to help educate if needed, and to start creating awareness and comfort with our processes.
3. See Our Work
In most cases, we provide tours of our own and 3rd party properties to see our results and to speak with other stakeholders to get their view on managing and maintain properties after construction. These small conversations can offer simple changes to your design to enhance how the property is utilized, maintained, or operated.
4. Draft Design
Following this our architects assist with a draft design that is suitable for the development permit applications.
5. Preliminary Budget
With a high-level design in place a preliminary budget is established for the owner to see anticipated costs +/- 20%. This preliminary budget helps guide the next phase and guide design decisions that align with the capital budgets you have established.
6. Value Engineering
With the preliminary design complete, the most important part of your project begins with the detailed architecture, engineering and value engineering. Value engineering is where Bilt excels and our focus is to work with the architects and all our engineering partners to deliver the building you desire at a price point that works for you. There is rarely a case where an open cheque book is available and this stage that has the greatest impact on price and design. Contrary to many perceptions, GC bids have far less impact on price than the design phase. Bilt provides the consulting and guidance to help you make informed choices on where you must allocate your money and where your have options.
7. Acquire Building Permit
With draft architectural and engineering drawings in hand we will guide you through the building permit phase.
8. Construction Management Process
With the Building Permit process underway, we work in parallel to this process to begin the construction management process by soliciting 3rd party tenders from our trades partners and further refining the budget to provide a budget that is +/- 5%. Without the detailed designs and 3rd party bids it is virtually impossible to guarantee a +/- 5% budget without having an inflated price. Moreover, we strongly believe that the sub-trades too can influence price and quality and further solicit all their input and capture it into the final design drawings.
9. Break Ground
With bids in hand, the drawings complete, and building permit approved we are ready to break ground with you.
10. Construction process
During the construction process, we deploy our project managers and site supervisors to ensure everything is executed to plan and to handle any obstacles that arise. Moreover, no project goes perfectly and throughout the process we communicate with our customers to inform them of cost, schedule, and quality metrics. As risks arise or decisions are made, we keep you abreast at a level that works best for you.
11. Ongoing Review
Throughout the process, the site supervisor and PM are constantly doing quality punch lists, but at key milestones we invite our customer to review the finishings and to then make adjustments if required.
12. Take Possession
Lastly, with inspections complete, we develop an operations manual to hand over to you. While many customers are excited to take possession, some take advantage of Jaffer’s other real estate services to help maximize the total value we have to offer.