Process

iGreen Design Process

Example Commercial Process

Commercial building

Initial Consultation: during this phase we will come out to your home or site to talk through the visions for the space. This is a no obligation visit. We want to make sure that we are a right fit for the project.

Site Visit: may be combined with the initial consultation. This visit allows us to see the space and identify any potential issues before a quote is developed.

Quote Development: during this phase we will build out a detailed quote based on the project details.

As Built Drawings: These drawings are needed if working with an existing building. This is an important part to the overall project because it allows us determine the dimensions of the current space, and it gives us an idea of any potential issues with the project plan.

Schematic Design: This is the beginning of the design phase or space planning. This is where we take what was talked about during that initial consolation and will start to lay it out to see if the concepts fit within the project parameters. Begin the transformation from paper (conceptual design) to 3D modeling.

Design Development: during this phase the overall project plan is finalized, and the client approves final design.

Construction Documents: these drawings and specifications are used by the contractor to determine a more accurate bid and to construct the actual building or addition, as well as used to obtain any city required permits. They describe in detail the requirements for construction and the standards of quality of the work and materials.

Bidding: after all the construction documents are complete, they are issued to the local jurisdiction for review and permit. Also at this time if a contractor is not already chosen this is the opportunity to collect bids from them and the client can choose from the collected bids. Often as a result of the contractors or inspectors input, we revise different portions for either technical, economical, or code interpretation reasons.

Field Observation: this is an extension of the quality control portions of our services. During the construction process there are always questions that arise and decisions to be made. As a result, it is imperative that we visit the site frequently during construction to verify that the plans and specifications are followed and to provide proper interpretation of the construction documents and answer any question that may arise.

Contract Administration: during construction we will be reviewing contractor submittals including: shop drawings, product data, samples, mock-ups, test results, warranties, and other information required by the contractor documents. Part of Contract Administration is processing contractor applications for payment. A site visit and a review of the contract documents are done prior to the certification for payment.

Project Closeout: As the project nears completion and the contractor has initiated the Project Closeout phase, we will do a final walkthrough. The data of this final walk through establishes the data of substantial completion. During the final walk through we prepare a punch-list noting in detail all items not complete or not conforming to the construction documents.

When all items on the punch-list are corrected we certify the final application for payment and the project is complete.

Example Residential Process

Image of house

Initial Consultation: during this phase we will come out to your home or site to talk through the visions for the space. This is a no obligation visit. We want to make sure that we are a right fit for the project.

Site Visit: may be combined with the initial consultation. This visit allows us to see the space and identify any potential issues before a quote is developed.

Quote Development: during this phase we will build out a detailed quote based on the project details.

As Built Drawings: these drawings are needed if working with an existing building. This is an important part to the overall project because it allows us determine the dimensions of the current space, and it gives us an idea of any potential issues with the project plan.

Schematic Design: this is the beginning of the design phase or space planning. This is where we take what was talked about during that initial consolation and will start to lay it out to see if the concepts fit within the project parameters. Begin the transformation from paper (conceptual design) to 3D modeling.


Design Development:
during this phase the overall project plan is finalized, and the client approves final design.

Construction Documents: during this phase we will prepare and distribute all the materials the contractors or builders need in order to make the concept a reality. This information includes: how the walls and floors go together, detailing, roof pitch.