The Process with FED As Your Design/Builder
For a better understanding of the time frame for pre-constructions through construction see our timeline. This will help you plan for your meetings with us, groundbreaking and everything until the final project. The timeline below outlines the typical design/build process when working with FED. The time frames could vary based on the size and scope of your project.
STEP 1: THIS TYPICALLY TAKES 3 WEEKS.
SELECT A PARTNER
You begin the search for a design/build company that you are comfortable working with based on the company’s experience and reputation.
STEP 2: THIS TYPICALLY TAKES 3 DAYS.
SHARING YOUR VISION
Meet with your selected company, FED, to share your vision and goals with FED so the preliminary design process can begin.
STEP 3: THIS TYPICALLY TAKES 1 WEEK.
A FIRST LOOK
FED would then create basic floor plans based on your needs, for square footage and building type. This will help establish the master plan and phases of construction for the project.
STEP 4: THIS TYPICALLY TAKES 1 WEEK.
ESTABLISHING A BUDGET
Basic floor plans will able be used to establish a budget for the project that we will work within.
STEP 5: THIS TYPICALLY TAKES 2 WEEKS.
THE PERFECT LOCATION
With basic floor plans and a budget established you can now begin looking for suitable property (if needed) and secure financing.
STEP 6: THIS TYPICALLY TAKES 1 MONTH.
FED would then have working drawings completed based on design and usage knowledge from industry leaders that fit your project scope and budget.
STEP 7: THIS TYPICALLY TAKES 3 WEEKS.
WHAT WILL THIS COST
Once property and financing has been secured, final pricing can be determined through FED.
STEP 8: THIS TYPICALLY TAKES 1 WEEK.
In this stage, final drawings and project budget/cost will be confirmed. You will also move forward with purchasing property (if needed) and financing.
STEP 9: THIS TYPICALLY TAKES 2-4 WEEKS.
THE PERMIT PROCESS
Final drawings will be submitted to local and state authorities to receive site plan approval, building permits, etc.
STEP 10: THIS TYPICALLY TAKES 2 WEEKS.
Long lead time project components are ordered: metal building or other structural systems, mechanical and electrical service equipment, etc so that they will be ready for delivery when construction proceeds.
STEP 11: THIS TYPICALLY TAKES 1 DAY.
Approvals received from local and state authorities. FED breaks ground on your project.
STEP 12: THIS TYPICALLY TAKES 4 WEEKS.
Project construction will begin with installation of underground utilities, site and foundation work.
STEP 13: THIS TYPICALLY TAKES 1-2 MONTHS
Previously ordered long lead time materials such as the structural system arrive and installation begins. From the time of order, the structural system delivery takes 8-14 weeks based on complexity.
STEP 14: THIS TYPICALLY TAKES 4-6 WEEKS.
ROUGHING IT IN
As the building structure takes shape we move forward with roof, walls, mechanical, electrical and plumbing.
STEP 15: THIS TYPICALLY TAKES 4-6 WEEKS.
Your building is now enclosed and finish work on all the details begin.
IT IS DONE!
FED receives the certificate of Occupancy and you can now use your new building. Your planning and development before construction begins can take 2-3 months. Your total building operation typically takes 6-9 months.
Your Project Is Our Top Priority
FED Corporation has over 40 years of commercial construction experience. We are dedicated to quality craftsmanship and safety in all of our construction services. FED is well versed in a variety of projects, including churches, assisted living facilities, automotive dealerships, industrial crane building, and versatile metal structures. We take pride in our work and attention to detail that our team gives to every project.
Our priority is to ensure that you have a quality experience while working with us. FED is dedicated to providing top-notch customer service and comprehensive project assistance to each and every client. Our experienced team will guide you through every stage of the construction project from preconstruction to the finishing stages. We stay involved every step of the way. This experience allows us to give you exceptional service from thought to finish – demonstrating our commitment to your project and its success.
BUILD BETTER WITH FED
FED Design/Builders’ experience shines on the job site. Our team of skilled craftsmen, experienced project managers, and trusted partners ensure your project meets the standard of excellence you expect.
- Manage costs and building schedules as projects progress
- Maintain on-site quality control and safety training
- Handle project coordination and logistics between all team members
- Handle post project and maintenance support
THREE WAYS TO GET YOUR PROJECT BUILT WITH FED:
FED completes your project from thought to finish. The design/build process is a seamless project delivery approach in which FED would provide both design and construction services.
- GENERAL CONTRACTOR:
As your general contractor, FED builds your project from drawings provided by your architect.
- CONSTRUCTION MANAGER:
FED provides solutions for budgeting, estimating, permit procurement and general supervision of monthly paperwork requirements.
THE DESIGN/BUILD PROCESS
FED completes your project from thought to finish – managing logistics and skilled craftsmen, procuring quality materials and being your one source for answers. As the owner you won’t have to search for answers from an architect, an engineer and a builder – all your answers can be found with your design/builder, FED. The design/build system has proven results including reduced costs, minimized project duration, higher quality and increased productivity.
- Shortened Project Delivery Time
- Single Contact For The Owner
- Minimized Claims and Changes
- Quicker Service For Warranty Issues
- Continuity From Project Design To Completed Construction