At BGW, we believe that our process sets us apart. We are dedicated to providing you with the best possible construction services to meet all of your church construction needs. Our process has been fine-tuned to ensure that your construction project is customized to meet your specific needs. Here are a few beneficial things to understand about our specific process and what you can expect when you work with us.
Phase 1: The Preliminary Design Phase
Design is an incredibly important part of ensuring your project is completed successfully. When we implement phase 1, a collaborative approach will be taken to ensure that your vision can be made into a reality. This phase takes place over 3 days and occurs at the ministry site. During this phase, we create site plans, floor plans, exterior renderings, and elevations. This will help to outline your vision and ensure it is executed in the best possible manner.
Phase 2: The Project Positioning Phase
After the preliminary design, we move into the project positioning phase. The purpose of this phase is to bridge the gap between preliminary design and construction documents. The exact specifications of this phase will depend on the particular project. It may include planning department approvals, the coordination of civil engineering survey, feasibility studies, fundraising, zoning, A/V/L design planning, and planning department approvals. Our experts will help to guide you through this process and set your project up for success. We can also help you to connect with valuable resources to meet the needs of your project.
Phase 3: The Construction Documents Phase
There is an array of construction documents that will be necessary to complete your project. These documents will be compiled during the third phase of your project. These documents are generally used for bidding and permitting. They will include mechanical, electrical, plumbing, architectural, and structural drawings. This phase also tends to include coordination with Civil and AVL. These documents will be extremely detailed and will include everything from duct configuration to the exact type of door hardware that will be used.
Phase 4: The Permitting and Pre-Construction Phase
Various permit approval will be necessary to get your construction project rolling. During this phase, we work along with local jurisdictions to coordinate this approval. We will also finalize a guaranteed maximum price for your project. During this phase, we utilize a unique process called “Pre-Construction Stewardship.” During this process, we will explore the architectural drawings along with subcontractors to get an in-depth look at the project. This will enable us to incorporate their advice and input into the final plans.
Phase 5: The Construction Phase
Finally, we’ll begin the construction phase of your project. During this process, the project architect and ministry’s representative will engage in weekly phone calls with the builder during the construction project. The project architect will also start making monthly visits to the project site. During the construction phase, we monitor the budget and implement strategies to reduce expenses as necessary.
Our team at BGW provides a streamlined, tried and tested process to provide you with the best possible construction project. When you work with our experts, these phases will be a part of your construction process. We also often implement factory-direct purchasing to minimize your expenses and ensure you can obtain the highest quality of materials for your building. To learn more about the various phases of our construction process and the church construction services that we provide, contact us at BGW today!