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Design process

WS Design 

INITIAL DESIGN: CLARITY CREATES SUCCESS

Whether you're looking to build new, renovate or expand,WS Design starts your project by listening. Our architects, designers and engineers work with you from the very beginning your situation,your needs and your expectations.

Initial design includes:

Evaluating your operation's functional areas,such as

  • Officers and employee support areas.

  • Manufacturing, warehousing and distribution functions.

  • Support operations.

Analyzing these functional areas, to

  • Develop the optimum configuration for current needs.

  • Assure flexibility for future needs.

Reviewing new construction sites,if necessary, to

Qualify and select the best site

Create a site master plan,detailing future expansion and reducing long-range building costs.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT: TEAMWORK SHAPES YOUR DREAMS

We understand what you want. Now it's time to develop your solution,incorporating the realities of project construction.

WS Design team of architects, designers and engineers work with you during the Construction phase to as Construction Administrators.

Construction Administration will consist of the us reviewing shop drawings for various building components such as, roof trusses, floor trusses, or engineered joists, steel frames, plumbing systems, electrical systems, and HVAC systems. As an additional service during the Construction Administration phase, we can administer the contract between you and the Contractor. This contract is based on our drawings and specifications. As the construction of the building progresses, we act as your representative by observing the progress of construction for conformance with our drawings and specifications, by providing clarification to our drawings, and with your approval, making modifications to the design that may be required, which may impact the Contractor's work. We also can review the Contractor's Requests for Payment to verify they are billing you correctly, and review general construction progress for conformance to budget and schedule. Typically, we recommend bi-weekly site meeting between you, the contractor and us the Architect to review the work and discuss any issues. When the Contractor as substantially completed construction, we can also perform a "Punch List" to direct their work towards final completion prior to your final payment to them. Throughout the process we are contracted by you separately and represent your interest to the contractor as defined in our drawings and specifications.

The result: seamless, integrated project development that gives shape to your dreams.

WS Design

W140 N5096 Lilly Road,

Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Phone. 262-415-7800