If you are planning an addition, remodel, or custom home then save this message. Seriously. Save it and use these three documents.
This is the most important article we can share with you.
Communication is always stressful and challenging. Every remodel or new construction project has questions that need to be answered or changes that an owner, inspector, architect or contractor want to make. Some of these changes are great improvements, some are in response to discoveries, some are just part of the creative process (picking, kitchen pulls, paint colors etc…)
Anyone who promises not to make mistakes and not to have changes is over-promising. Sometimes over-promising is caused by optimism and enthusiasm while other times people may just outright lie to you.
Every project needs a Design Agreement, Construction Agreement and Budget. These three documents help the owner, architect and contractor communicate expectations. That’s it. That’s the goal!
Owners, architects and contractors use New Avenue’s innovative system to manage projects that cost between $50,000 to over $2,000,000. Current projects are located from California to New York. Our software system collects insights throughout the design, permitting and construction process. In one year we see more transactions, proposals, and changes than most most architects and contractors see in a lifetime. We incorporate those lessons in the industry’s best agreements and budgets and we provide these to you for free.
We are genuinely afraid of any project that does not have a clear agreement and budget in place. In fact, we won’t work with anyone who doesn’t want to use these. Without this expectations are guaranteed to be wrong. We recommend that every project use these three agreements to set the right expectations and establish a healthy working relationship:
Project are easier to manage, more efficient, and more affordable when the team has a clear understanding of the work to do.
- This saves you time and headaches.
- When you save the architect time, you save money.
- When you save the contractor time you save money.
- When mistakes go down the owner, architect and contractor will have fewer mistakes and this improves quality.
Everyone is happier as a result!
Following the guidelines set forth in these agreements requires discipline and the New Avenue project management system makes that part easy.
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