Diamond Design/Build performs design services that include: architectural design, structural engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, plumbing engineering, electrical engineering, geotechnical engineering, landscape architecture, interior design, and furniture selection/design.

Construction services that are self-performed are general conditions/supervision, building excavation, concrete, rough carpentry, finish carpentry, specialties, and management of subcontractors/suppliers.

The Design/Build process generally has six phases:

Phase 1: Preliminary feasibility

Market study, Environment studies, Economic analysis, Pro forma, Budget limitations, Financing

Phase 2: Investigation & development

Existing facility study, New facility/land needs, Site analysis, Zoning, Codes/ordinances, Traffic ingress/egress, Utilities, Feasibility budget (+/- 20 percent)

Phase 3: Schematic design & budget

Design checklist, Land survey, Soil borings, Site development/land use, Floor plan study/sketches, Elevation study/sketches, Design concept, Structural systems, Foundation systems, Mechanical systems, Electrical services/systems, Life cycle analysis, Value engineering analysis, Schematic budget (+/- 10 percent)

Phase 4: Design development

Site development/plot plan, Floor plan/schedules, Elevations/sections, Structural plans/calculations, Mechanical schematics, Technical specifications, Finish schedule development, Landscaping concept, Phasing plan, Alternates, Construction budget (+/- 5 percent)

Phase 5: Construction

Construction documents, Subcontracts/suppliers, Inspections & tests, Incorporate owner changes, Project documentation, Scheduling/coordination, Final clean-up

Phase 6: Post-construction-commissioning

Equipment start-up, Furnishings, As-built drawings, Review/evaluation, Service/warranties, Build relationship.

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