DeLoach Architects  

DeLoach Capabilities: Cost Control

DELOACH Architects excels in cost control, since funds for school buildings are not always guaranteed, or can only be estimated from returns of tax revenue money and other funding sources.

Cost control starts with listening.

DeLoach Architects listens to pros in education when designing an educational facility, since educational architecture constantly evolves and adapts to meet the ever-changing needs of society.

With their 27 years of experience in educational architecture, DeLoach Architects is able to design to achieve educators’ goals of advancing students’ learning potential, while also reducing energy needs, maintenance demands, and operational costs.

Architects listening

Everyone gets on board.

DeLoach Architects leads the design team (architect’s staff, civil engineer, food service consultant, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer) to meet with the owner (facilities director, department heads, dietician, IT staff, etc.) to review program information, and to establish design goals through an organized collaboration among all players.

During the design process, the design team meets periodically with code officials, the Fire Marshal, Georgia DOE personnel, and others for key input and design review. Project costs are tabulated and reviewed through a construction cost consultant and updated during the design process.

The firm is equipped with the latest technologies, starting with 12 Windows-based computer systems linked by an Ethernet networking system.

By using information management tools, each staff member can use programs for all aspects of design and construction administration -- specification writing, supplemental instructions, proposal requests, change orders, submittal log, and shop drawings.

Cost-cutting comes up front.

The firm’s experience allows DeLoach Architects to control project costs by defining key areas for cost savings right up front. DeLoach Architects then can refine plans and specifications without compromising the client’s needs. And, avoid cost-cutting during the construction phase, when such action lowers a project’s potential and destroys client expectations.

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