M.Arch Architects works with owners until they are satisfied with the documents produced during DD, and then we move forward to produces drawings with greater detail. These drawings typically include specifications for construction details and materials. Once CDs are satisfactorily produced, M.Arch Architects sends them to contractors for pricing or bidding, if part of the contract. The level of detail in CDs may vary depending on the owner’s preference. If the CD set is not 100-percent complete, this is noted on the CD set when it is sent out for bid. This phase results in the contractors’ final estimate of project costs. Our methods produce a clear set of documents in which we test contracts with our “Qualifications-Based vs. Low-Bid Contractor Selection.”
Deliverables: The construction document phase produces a set of drawings that include all pertinent information required for the contractor to price and build the project.