IS TO HELP YOU INCREASE YOUR COMPANY’S PROFITABILITY BY INCREASING THE QUALITY OF YOUR DOCUMENTS.
Redline AC Post No.4: All these Emails, when will they stop? Seems like we can never get ahead or out of the multitude of emails that inundate our lives these days. And I’m just talking about a normal day, what about when you come back from vacation? HELP! When you get back it’s to the point when[…]
Redline A.C. Post No.3: Your company may already have file naming conventions, but does anybody really follow them? Not from my experience. What I want to talk about here is how using common sense in your file naming can save you time an frustration in the long run. One thing I see is the way[…]
Redline A.C. Post No.2: The Design process! It is the of development a design and concept that meets all of your clients’ needs and required functionality. Now how do you convey your concept to the contractor in your set of construction drawings? How easy will it be for them to decipher all of that information and[…]
Redline A.C. Post No.1: I’m looking for some feedback on your biggest quality issues that you face with your construction documents? What are your biggest areas of staff training that are needed? In other words; what is keeping you up at night? Please feel free to provide your comments or suggestions below. Thank you for your[…]
Redline Architectural Consultants is an online resource to provide tools and training to improve architectural document quality. This online community supports architects interested in improving efficiency, reducing liability and increased profitability. Why? I have a passion for the architecture profession to be the best it can possibly be. I want to share some of the knowledge I have gained over the years along with the knowledge of others to provide helpful tools to assist in improving the quality of our services, and increased efficiency in how we do the work. The industry has changed the way we work over the last 10-15 years. We have to be FASTER, We have to do it for less FEE, and still have to have a level of QUALITY in our services. The problem is we don't have enough time to dedicate to training staff, quality management programs and get the work done on time. The areas that always suffer are staff training and quality. By providing online training and learning modules and time saving efficient tools, some staff training can be outsourced, allowing management more time to focus on the projects. The training I'm talking about is more than just lunch-n-learns. Tools to help in your efficiency, across multiple areas of your business. For this to be successful, I need your help. Active participation in feedback, providing open dialog on current issues and problems that you are dealing with so we can provide assistance in making your company/firm more competitive, with a high level of quality and profitable. If you are interested in following please subscribe to my blog. Send an email, describing your current issues and or problems you are facing. Join me in making this happen.
Project Cost Reduction
Research has shown that increased quality of your construction documents can decrease the cost of construction by 30 percent or more, due to decreased amount of change orders and no increases to schedules.
Poor Quality costs you profitability
Poor quality documents increases the amount of time you spend fixing and answering contractor questions. It can also leed to errors and ommisions, thus costing you and your firm valuable profits.
Reduce Change Orders and RFI's
Increasing the quality of your documents can reduce the quantity of change orders on your projects. It also can reduce the number of RFI's you receive from the contractor, thus reducing your time spent in the CA phase processing them. Increasing the Quaility of your documents can save your client money and save your team time spend in the CA phase, thus increasing your profitability.
Increased cost & schedule with Very Poor documents
Research study on "Design & Documentation Quality and its Impact on the Construction Process" (Design and Documentation Quality Impacts) -by P.A. Tilly, S.L. McFallen & S.N. Tucker: states that documents labeled very poor quality increased construction cost and schedule time frames over initial estimates by 11.4%. Even the average rated documents increased cost and time by 2.5%. Only when the documentation was of excellent quality level, did the cost and time go down but only by 1.3%.