MH&E is able to provide a full range of architectural services including building design and planning, as well as, all analysis, data gathering and other tasks necessary to develop a design and produce a coordinated set of construction documents for construction. We are also capable of providing thorough construction phase services to cover a project successfully through to completion and occupancy.
Feasibility Studies A feasibility study is an in depth analysis of a building with a specific goal. It involves reviewing any number of the following items that may be pertinent to a building and/or site to investigate whether or not a proposed project can be completed: the building structure, the site, mechanical system, plumbing system, electrical system, fire protection system, building code compliance, energy code compliance, local zoning ordinance compliance. All of these items are reviewed relative to existing conditions and how they may impact a proposed change to the use of a structure or site. As appropriate, the cost of any proposed changes, upgrades, or renovations is also considered and a preliminary rough estimate is prepared.
Production of Construction Documents & Specifications Construction documents and specifications include the architectural construction drawings and the project manual for bidding. The project manual consists of all of necessary requirements that the individual bidders must follow for bid submission as well as the rules, regulations and guidelines that the successful bidders must adhere to during construction. The construction drawings delineate, dimension and annotate all items to be provided, built, manufactured, fabricated, installed and otherwise fashioned as required to build the depicted.
Bid Phase Services During the bidding phase of a project, we would hold a pre-bid meeting and we would answer questions submitted in the form of RFIs (Request For Information) from prospective bidders who are reviewing the project documents. As necessary we will issue answers in the form addenda to the project documents to clarify items in the drawings and specifications that are unclear. After bids are received we will check all of the documents received with the bid, including non-collusion affidavits, bid bonds, etc., to verify that they are complete as per the instructions to bidders. We will also call the low bidder to verify that they are comfortable that they didn’t miss anything on the documents, that they included all addenda, check all references for the apparent low bidder to confirm their listed qualifications. Finally we will prepare the contracts for signing between the owner and the contractors.
Construction Phase Administration Services Beginning with a preconstruction meeting we would work on behalf of the client to confirm that the contractor is following the drawings and specifications for all procedures, installation methods, materials used codes, rules and regulations. That would involve holding regularly scheduled construction progress meetings, receiving, reviewing and processing required material submittals, reviewing & processing payment applications, reviewing the contractor’s construction schedule and to scrutinize all necessary aspects of the work of the contractors for compliance to all necessary standards of workmanship, as well as conformance to codes, rules and regulations. As work progresses toward completion, the workmanship would be reviewed in detail and deficiency lists would be issued and final close-out documents would be received and reviewed.
- Feasibility Studies
- Concept Sketches
- Design Competition Proposals
- Preliminary Design Drawings
- Interior Renderings
- Exterior Renderings
- Design Development Drawings
- 3-D Spatial Analysis using Revit software
- Building Code Analysis
- Energy Code Analysis
- Cost Estimates for Budget Purposes
- Production of Construction Drawings & Specifications
- Bid Phase Services
- Construction Administration Services