Depending on the size and complexity of your project, some or all of these services will be useful, and in some cases, required. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about which of these services your project would need or simply benefit from.
Perhaps self-explanatory, we prepare architectural drawings showing the construction work to be done. With our years of experience, we know how to make sure that the construction plans are in sufficient detail for the General Contractor to be able to apply for and obtain a Building Permit. The construction plans include: Floor Plans, Exterior Elevations, Foundation Pan, Building Sections, Window Schedule and Framing Plans.
Construction specifications are in addition to the construction drawings. These identify specific construction materials and products to be used in the construction project. Specifications are used in conjunction with the construction drawings and are used by a General Contractor to compile a competitive bid price for construction. Construction specifications are not always required, but we recommend they be included when a project is put out to bid to a number of building contractors.
ELECTRICAL DESIGN AND LAYOUT
Included on the architectural drawings that we create for you are the design and layout of the basic electrical system for a project. It includes lights, electrical outlets, telephone outlets, cable TV outlets, switching of lights & outlets, and other miscellaneous electrical items. Keeping in mind that not all projects, especially small ones, are put out for bidding, this service is recommended when the project is put out to bid to a number of building contractors.
ENERGY CODE ANALYSIS
We are experts in preparing Energy Code Calculations as required by the Massachusetts State Building Code.