Construction Process

While no two projects are alike, the general phases of construction seldom change. Much like baking a cake, there is a process to be followed. Well-understood principles of critical path functions and construction management often make the difference between a smooth project and one that derails.

After architectural plans are completed and design specification is underway, the work of construction may begin. This is the general process that each project will follow, regardless of type – new construction, remodel, or addition.

  • TESTING

    Based upon the age of the house, we will test for lead and asbestos containing materials. Should materials be found, they will be remediated prior to any other work commencing.

  • SITE SET UP

    This means establishing power, water, entrance and egress, signage, porta potty, and documentation platforms.

  • DEMOLITION

    This may mean demolishing part of a room, the interior of a house, or an entire structure. Demolition should be done in one phase and should be complete at the end of that phase – meaning no additional work left.

  • ROUGH GRADING

    If needed, all rough grading, trenching, and other earthwork happens after demolition.

  • FOUNDATION

    All new foundation work follows rough grading.

  • FRAMING

    Bottom to top, all framing follows foundation.

  • MEP Rough

    All mechanical, electrical, and plumbing rough-ins follow framing

  • FRAMING PUNCH

    Inevitably, following MEP roughs there will be some framing work that must be completed. This typically includes final fire blocking and sealing

  • ENERGY SEALING

    After framing punch, the house will be energy sealed

  • INSULATION

    Typically walls happen at this point. In some cases, other insulation may be installed as well

  • CLADDING

    Drywall and siding installed

  • OTHER EXTERIOR

    After siding is done and painted, other exterior work may finish such as driveways and landscaping

  • TILE

    Tile installed

  • INTERIOR TRIM

    Doors, trim, and cabinetry installed

  • COUNTERTOP FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION

    Countertops templated and as soon as cabinets are installed. Ideally, this means that countertops go in as trim finishes

  • TRIM OUT

    Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trimmed out. Need a light moved? This is where it happens.

  • DRYWALL TOUCH UP AND PAINT

    Any drywall imperfections dealt with at this point (That light that got moved, for example!) , then the house gets painted

  • FLOORING INSTALLATION

    Hardwoods and other solid surface first, carpet after

  • PUNCH AND PERFECT

    Door hardware installed, bath hardware installed, mirrors installed

  • CLEAN AND PICTURES

    The house is cleaned to a living standard, floors mopped, air filters changed, surfaces wiped down. Then we take pictures.

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