DESIGN SHADOW: PROJECT INSTALLATION

I have been silent on the blog for months now – not because I have had nothing to say, but because I have been consumed by work; mainly one installation project. My team and I literally were on site every day for 2 and half months and then at least half of the week for …

DESIGN SHADOW: LARGE SCALE MOCK-UP

Clients that will be putting a lot of capital towards a project, want to make sure their money is well spent. They are particularly concerned about getting everything they need and want. This is especially true when an Owner is building a large scale project that has many interest groups – or different users or …

DESIGN SHADOW: ADDITIONAL SCOPE

Often during the construction administration period (“CA“) or after a project is installed and “finished,” the client will often find things that they want to add to the project. This can be because things aren’t working as planned, or there were items they didn’t think they needed, but now do. These might be items that …

DESIGN SHADOW: WORK ORDERS & INVOICING

“Work orders”, or project scopes of work, have been coming in which is typical for this time of year. We have a client that contracts with us work to be done on many of their existing buildings.  This year we are managing work for 15 of these buildings. This work can range from replacing and …

DESIGN SHADOW: PROJECT DOCUMETATION

Since I have spent the last number of weeks on a job site managing and completing the installation of a project, it’s now time to complete the record keeping part of the project…the part that we never talk about in school. Most commercial clients like a type of product specification and material/finish binder – architectural …

DESIGN SHADOW: LOBBY FURNITURE SELECTION

Often I have little small projects that come up. Little projects that pay by the hour and don’t take much coordination on the meeting end of things – but more time on following the design through and getting all the product ordered and to the site. Currently one of these projects is for a small …