BUILD-RITE | Design Optimization
Build-Rite – Precision You Can Rely On
Build-Rite specializes in integrated construction design and precise material take-off services that leverage the technology of a sophisticated 3D modeling software to create comprehensive structural analysis that are efficient, cost effective, structurally sound, and code compliant.
At Build-Rite, we believe that the success of a project is determined from the very beginning – at the design stage. Experience the ultimate in construction collaboration and pre-con review.
Build-Rite is more than just a design process – our team virtually frames the structure and the 3D virtual frame walk is shared with owners, GCs and subcontractors. We identify, sort through and resolve all design inconsistencies and construction conflicts prior to the start of construction, therefore eliminating RFIs and costly change orders during the construction process. We verify dimensions, size rough openings, confirm plumbing & mechanical fixture placement and chases. Adjustments are coordinated with all subcontractors, eliminating costly change orders during the actual construction process.
BUILD-RITE DESIGN SERVICES
Design Optimization & Quality Assurance Service
Build-Rite is an integrated structural design & material take-off service that utilizes 3D modeling software to precisely determine the most cost effective and efficient method for framing single-family, multifamily, and assisted living facilities. The Build-Rite Process transforms conventional 2D construction documents and blueprints into an interactive 3D model. The software’s unique flexibility, combined with the extensive experience of the Build-Rite Design Team, allows a step-by-step quality assurance review that serves as a virtual rough frame inspection. The virtual review identities dimensional inconsistencies and design conflicts between architectural, structural, and mechanical design documents.
In addition, the Build-Rite Design Team evaluates the overall design and performs a comprehensive value engineering assessment. All cost saving opportunities are identified and presented to the client along with a quantitative analysis. Client approved changes are then coordinated with the respective design professionals. The final 3D model is then reverse-engineered to create precise material lists and 2D framing schematics that are used as process control documents to ensure all cost savings opportunities are captured in the final construction costs.
Framing Schematics Service
The Build-Rite Process creates a seamless transition from the 3D virtual model to real world practical application. Upon completion of the step-by-step quality assurance review and acceptance of all value engineering opportunities, the approved 3D virtual model is revised accordingly and transformed back to 2D Framing Schematics that precisely reflect all plan revisions, match the final set of construction documents, and are customized to meet the specific needs & requirements of the framing contractor.
The Framing Schematic Package includes: foundation layout & squaring diagrams, wall layouts & snap line drawings, rough opening & cut list schedules, floor joist & sheathing layouts, and roof truss & sheathing layouts.
We go through the actual finish product selection process on behalf of our client, which includes all finish products listed below. We assemble an electronic file that contains photos, product descriptions, brand & model (if applicable) and target pricing. The intent is provide as much detail as possible so all sub-contractors are bidding the project consistently.
Finish Products: hardware, siding, roofing, doors & windows, floor coverings, paint, interior trim, shelving, cabinets, countertops, lock sets, bath hardware, lighting & plumbing fixtures, and appliances
Component Design Service
Build-Rite Component Design services are valued by component fabricators and conventional framing contractors. Build-Rite designs incorporate “Advanced Framing Techniques” that optimize material use and increase energy efficiency. The Build-Rite Design Team has more than 100 combined years of framing and component design experience.
Component Fabricators: Build-Rite design services for component fabricators include BC Framer I-joist & Beam design and layout, wall panel design, and floor & roof truss design.
Framing Contractors: Framing contractors benefit from cost effective designs, easy to read material layouts and cut lists. Build-Rite Pre-Frame Services enhance conventional framing methods that reduce labor requirement as well as cycle times. Refer to ‘Framing Schematics’ for more details.
All projects are truly unique and each offers a wide range of opportunity along with the project owner’s willingness to entertain a varying range of suggested project enhancements, so whereas the specific process we use varies accordingly the significant savings it generates for the owner and/or general contractor does not. Contact us to learn how our value engineering assessment can benefit your project.
Average lumber savings for multi-family project = $248,416
- 3D Virtual Framing Process
- Value Engineering Assessment
- Precise Material Lists
- Eliminate Change Orders
Convert your blueprints to 3D Models
- Confirm all Dimensions & MEP Placement
- Identify & Eliminate Conflicts
- Customized Framing Schematics
- On-Site Instruction & Audits
Reduce project cycle times
- Resolve RFI Issues Prior to Construction
- Eliminate Conflicts between Tradesmen
- Improve Material Flow & Job Site Logistics
- Pre-Con Review
Since 2001, Build-Rite has been the trusted choice of industry professionals throughout the U.S. Over the last 14 years, Build-Rite has designed and value engineered more than 100,000 units for some of the most respected builders and developers in the United States. We have a strong reputation and proven track record with average project costs savings ranging from 8% to 16% in 2014.
And the best part? It’s risk free. We guarantee that you will save money.