As the Developer, you are the most important person in any land development project. You are the Client! Everybody works for you in a manner to achieve your goals and expectations for the project.
One of your most important decisions is the selection of your design team. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a first time developer, the selection of your professional consultants is critical to the overall success of any project.
Depending upon the type of project, you could need to retain several different consultants. G&M offers a complete range of professional design and engineering services for various types of facilities.
If you are considering a commercial, industrial or residential development project, you will want to visit G&M’s Resource Center for FREE information about problems, pitfalls and, more importantly, SOLUTIONS to common development problems! This information is “must have” for Developers.
The following are just a few ways G&M’s experience and unique services can save Architects TIME and MONEY:
1. Extensive Construction Knowledge and Experience
2. Understanding the Approval Process
3. Combined Services = Less Cost and Hassle
4. Design-Build Partner
5. Budgets or "How Much is This Going to Cost?"
First and foremost, G&M has extensive technical knowledge and experience in numerous areas of land development and remodeling projects. Our experience includes projects within the commercial, industrial and residential sectors. G&M's expertise and capabilities include projects of various construction type, location, and complexity. G&M offers a complete range of professional design services that can assist the Developer.
If you are a Developer and are interested in subdividing a property follow the Subdivisions link for additional information.
As a Developer, you are aware that the permit approval process can be complicated even for simple projects due to local jurisdictional requirements. Large development projects can be VERY complicated.
Navigating through this complex process is an important part of G&M's services. By providing effective research, design, engineering and land use planning services, G&M eliminates much of the COST, RISK and FRUSTRATION associated with the approval process.
Because of the complexity of the design and permitting process, G&M has created separate documents to assist our Clients in better understanding how it works.
Follow the Residential Design and Development Process link for additional information.
Follow the Commercial Design and Development Process link for additional information.
If you are interested in subdividing a property, follow the Subdivisions link for additional information.
Most projects require a combination of design and engineering services such as Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Structural Design and Land Use Planning. Each of these can have a significant impact on the project. Not accounting for one or more of these services can result in wasted time and unnecessary re-design fees.
One of the greatest values that G&M provides to Developers is our expertise in a large range of professional services. Our ability to provide combined services is both convenient and cost effective. G&M also increases design speed and efficiency by providing a “cross trained” staff, which allows our employees to combine Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Structural and Land Use issues in one meeting. The Architect does not need to pay for multiple consultants! This greatly reduces the overall design costs.
All developers want the best quality design and construction at the least possible cost. One of the fastest growing ways the Developer can achieve the goal is by using the "Design-Build" delivery system. Design-Build streamlines project delivery through a single contract between the Developer and the Design-Build team. Over the past 15 years, use of Design-Build has greatly accelerated in the United States, making this delivery method one of the most significant trends in design and construction today. G&M is experienced in working with Design Build and can help to bring the significant advantages of this delivery method to the Developer.
Follow the Design-Build link for additional information on this method of construction delivery.
One of the most important pieces of information needed by a Developer is the anticipated project cost. Our 20+ years of experience has shown us that the development of an accurate construction budget is absolutely crucial in determining the financial feasibility of a project
G&M understands that the budget needs to be prepared in a format, and within a time frame, that matches the Developer's needs. G&M can easily accommodate your unique requirements.
G&M is also able to use our special knowledge to prepare preliminary budgets with minimal design documentation. It is not necessary for G&M to prepare elaborate and expensive drawings just to prepare a budget! Because G&M is able to provide multiple design services, we incorporate all types of construction work (interior, exterior, structural, land surveying, civil engineering, etc.) into our budgets. The benefit to the Developer is that our budgets are much more accurate from the very beginning
Accuracy, speed and minimal costs are the foundations upon which our budget system operates.
Follow the Budget Reports link for additional information.