Durham Mackay Architects' standard of quality in our relationships with contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers, is to provide prompt and courteous answers and directives concerning the intent of the contract documents. The schedule of inspections will be determined by the progress of the work; normally, once a week. There may be times during construction when more trips are required; for example: during structural reinforcement and concrete placement, testing procedures, structural frame connections, and in some cases, roofing and waterproofing materials installation. These job site observations are part of our basic services and included in our fee. Beware of any firm that wants to charge you extra for things that are already their responsibility.
Our extensive experience gives us a thorough understanding of the scope of work involved. Input and feedback from the Owner, key personnel, and/or user groups is continuous at each stage.
The space allocations and spatial/adjacency relationships must be clearly delineated. We will generate and explore as many options as needed to arrive at the best single solution. Durham and Associates Architects, Inc. will also produce preliminary architectural concepts/schemes including building layouts and rendered 3D perspectives when required by the project. Our conceptual planning and rendered layouts will also be the best means to communicate our ideas to you and for you to communicate them to others in order to help secure funding.
We keep a log of all pre-bid inquiries, answer questions, and issue clarifications as required in order to keep everyone on the same page. Our familiarity with area contractors will help you to successfully evaluate bid results.
We firmly believe in being present on the job site on a regular basis. This is essential to the success of the project. Once construction starts, we begin one of the critical portions of our responsibility. This part of the work usually constitutes 20% of our overall fee and consists of:
Would you like to discuss your specific needs?
Please contact us at 575-885-5545.