Interior Design: Step 6 of the process
STEP #6 Goal: Observe construction for consistency. Answer contractor questions, resolve design details, handle changes.
The selection of general contractors are interviewed and a good fit is established. Sometimes a client just knows who they want to partner with.
Construction administration is as important as all of the other phases. There is a lot of information the contractor and sub contractors need to process. During this phase, we act as the owner’s agent and provide the following services:
OBSERVATION SERVICES We will set up regular meetings with the contractor to observe the work for general conformance with the construction documents. We will also work with the contractor to answer questions and resolve design issues that naturally arise during construction.
REVIEW SUBMITTALS, SHOP DRAWINGS AND WORK WITH FABRICATORS There will be many products that will be purchased for your home that need to be reviewed in detail, we review these for consistency with the specifications, and make additional selections and decisions as needed. We also work with fabricators such as the cabinetmaker, finish carpenter, tile installer, etc. to refine minor details during construction.
SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION As needed, we will provide supplemental documents to clarify design intent for the contractor.
HANDLE REQUESTS FOR CHANGES The contractor, designer, or owner may need to change something during construction. The designer can administer this process and prepare the necessary document revisions.
PUNCH LIST The punch list takes place when the contractor states that they are finished with construction. It is the contractor’s punch list and we aid the contractor by walking the site and pointing out items that do not meet the drawing standards.