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Atlas General Construction expands its collaboration with architects by offering free consultancy on their new projects. Why architects needs consultancy from construction company.

The reason for consulting with construction companies is simple. These companies possess specialized knowledge in building materials, construction techniques, and structural engineering. Architects can benefit from their expertise to ensure that their designs are feasible, cost-effective, and structurally sound. By working with a construction company during the construction phase, any unknown mistakes or issues that may arise can be addressed and prevented, thereby avoiding costly change orders in the future. Our collaboration with you will make your architectural project more streamlined, transparent and hassle-free.

Architects often collaborate with construction companies and benefit from their consultancy services. Below is a case study of how the architect and Atlas General Construction partnership worked.

Scenario: The Hidden Structural Challenge

An architect named Alexandra was designing a modern office building. Her vision included a stunning glass façade allowing natural light to flood the interior spaces. Alexandra worked diligently on the plans, ensuring that the glass panels seamlessly connected and created an impressive visual effect.

However, the construction company, Atlas General Construction, noticed a critical issue during the construction phase. The building’s foundation was not as stable as expected because of the soil composition. The ground had a high water table, which posed a risk to the structural integrity of the glass façade.

The Challenge:

  1. The original design did not account for the soil conditions.

  2. The glass panels were heavy and required robust support.

  3. The foundation needed reinforcement to prevent settling and potential cracks.

How BuildCorp Helped:

  1. Early Collaboration: Atlas General Construction collaborated closely with Alexandra from the project’s inception. They reviewed the plans and identified potential challenges.

  2. Structural Analysis: Atlas General Construction conducted a thorough structural analysis, considering soil reports, load-bearing capacity, and seismic factors.

  3. Innovative Solutions: Instead of waiting for a change order, Atlas General Construction proposed a creative solution. They suggested using micropiles—small, high-strength piles drilled into the ground—to reinforce the foundation specifically under the glass façade.

  4. Cost-Effective Approach: By addressing the issue proactively, Atlas General Construction saved Alexandra from costly modifications later. The micropiles were more cost-effective than tearing down and rebuilding parts of the foundation.

  5. Risk Mitigation: Atlas' expertise ensured the glass panels would remain stable over time, even in challenging soil conditions.

The Result:

  1. Alexandra revised the plans to incorporate the micropiles.

  2. The glass façade was successfully installed without any issues.

  3. The project stayed within budget, avoiding a massive change order.

Here are some reasons why architects might seek consultancy from construction companies:

  1. Technical Expertise: Construction companies have specialized knowledge in building materials, construction techniques, and structural engineering. Architects can consult with them to ensure their designs are feasible, cost-effective, and structurally sound. This will also help you massive change orders at the end of the project.

  2. Constructability: Architects focus on aesthetics, functionality, and spatial design. However, translating these designs into practical construction requires expertise in logistics, scheduling, and project management. Construction companies provide insights on how to build efficiently and address potential challenges.

  3. Budget and Cost Control: Construction companies understand construction costs, labor rates, and material expenses. By consulting with them, architects can develop designs that align with the client’s budget and avoid costly modifications during construction.

  4. Building Codes and Regulations: Construction companies stay updated on local building codes, zoning regulations, and safety standards. Architects can seek their guidance to ensure compliance and avoid legal issues.

  5. Value Engineering: Construction companies analyze designs to identify cost-saving opportunities without compromising quality. Architects can benefit from their suggestions to optimize designs and reduce expenses.

  6. Site-Specific Considerations: Each construction site has unique conditions (e.g., soil type, climate, topography). Construction companies provide insights on site-specific challenges, helping architects adapt their designs accordingly.

  7. Collaboration: Architects and construction companies work closely during the construction phase. Early collaboration ensures smoother execution, minimizes conflicts and enhances project outcomes.

If you are looking for a trustworthy and experienced construction company in the Bay Area of California, then Atlas General Construction is the perfect choice.

They offer top-notch building and renovation services for single-family homes, and their service areas include Santa Clara, San Mateo, Atherton, Fremont, Los Gatos, Los Altos, and Woodside counties. Whether you need a new home constructed, a complete interior and exterior remodeling, an ADU built, or an enhancement in your exterior hardscape and landscape, Atlas General Construction has got you covered.

Atlas General Construction are well-known for their expertise in providing custom home solutions, and their team of professionals is committed to delivering exceptional results that exceed your expectations. As new home builders, remodeling contractors, and ADU builders in the Bay Area, Atlas General Construction has established a reputation for their outstanding craftsmanship, attention to detail, and customer satisfaction.

So, call us or feel the form to collaborate with you on your architectural project.

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