Over the years, commercial projects have become increasingly important to our workload at TI-DEVELOPMENTS. More than ever, our expertise has positioned us to take on various scales of commercial projects, and lately about two thirds of what we do at Ti Developments focuses on them. The range includes tenant improvements, start-up offices, restaurants, multi-family developments, and commercial feasibility studies. We’ve done enough projects of this nature now that we’ve crafted a consistent routine and a proven design process.
The main objective of the initial meeting with potential clients is to make sure we’re a good fit for one another. New clients are typically familiar with Ti Developments’s work through our website and there’s often the benefit of a personal referral or previous interaction. Assuming we all find the project feasible, our personalities meld, and our methodology fits the client’s goals, we begin our journey together.
While the building department is reviewing the permit, TI's team continues to refine the drawings, turning the permit documents into construction drawings. This allows us to submit for permit sooner, and use what might otherwise be idle time (while the project is in review) to further develop the details that building departments typically aren’t concerned with. These items involve architectural detailing, specifications, materials, colors, etc. This varies between one building department and the next and some jurisdictions may require a construction ready set for permit submittal.
Design-build is a method of project delivery in which one entity – the design-build team – works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. One entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion – thereby re-integrating the roles of designer and constructor. Design-build is an alternative to the traditional design-bid-build project delivery method.