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Business Practice

HIGHEST QUALITY STANDARDS– Kwality Insulations

Field Verification
Measurement of existing site conditions to include building shell and common areas, suite partitions, electrical and data locations, ceiling and lighting layout, and building finish standards.

As-Built Drawings
Input of information from field verification into AutoCAD format creating a floor plan showing existing conditions.

Programming
Meeting with Client to assess space requirements to include: specific departmental requirements, i.e. numbers and sizes of private offices, open workstations, conference rooms, associated support functions, i.e. copy, storage, IT, break rooms, etc., and corresponding adjacencies.

Space Planning
Creating a floor plan layout based on Client requirements within the parameters of the existing space - piecing the puzzle together.

Construction Documents
Comprehensive drawing set to include plans, elevations, details, and specifications for the purposes of bid issue, construction, and permit submittal.

Permitting Services
Compilation of complete submittal package - construction documents including electrical, mechanical, and plumbing plans. Coordinate completion of all required forms for building department plan review and approval process.

Project Management
Coordination with building owners, engineers, consultants, and contractors to ensure project information is shared and delivered as necessary for efficient and successful project completion.

Construction Observation
Response to requests for information (RFI) from contractor and sub-contractors from bid process through construction; review and approval of project submittals; site visits and meetings through project completion.

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Interior Design
Conceptual color scheme options; selection and specification of all finish materials including flooring [carpet, tile, wood, sheet vinyl]; wall finishes [paint, wall covering, decorative panels]; cabinetry finishes [plastic laminate, wood veneer, metal]; door, frame and hardware assemblies; specialty ceiling and lighting applications; restroom fixtures and partitions, etc.

Furniture Coordination
Assistance with the selection of furniture including workstations, desks, chairs, tables, etc. Coordination with furniture vendors in the bidding process and assessment of proposed furniture to aid Client in the decision making process. Coordination for fabric and finish selections to ensure a cohesive overall design.

Custom Cabinetry Design
Design, elevations, and details of built-in cabinetry including kitchen, workroom, reception desks, etc. ADA/Title 24 Code Compliance

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Site study to review existing parking, path of travel, main entry access, restrooms, and common area components for disabled access. Written report compiled based on findings of investigation.

Square Footage Calculations
Calculation of square footages for buildings and spaces based as per Standard. Provide useable square footage, core factor, and rentable square footage calculations. Maintain control calculations for buildings and business parks.

Color Boards
Coordinated presentation boards displaying selected finish materials.

Site Plan
Plan view showing building footprint, surrounding parking, and boundary streets.

Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing [MEP] Coordination
Coordination with MEP engineers or design/build contractor in order to provide a complete set of construction documents for permit submittal. See below for definitions of each trade.

Mechanical Plans
Plans showing ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) design and ductwork layout. Mechanical plans are provided by engineering consultant or by design/build contractor.

Electrical Plans
Plans showing electrical single-line diagrams, panel schedules. Electrical plans are provided by engineering consultant or by design/build contractor.

Plumbing Plans
Plans detailing water and sewer lines and fixture connections. Plumbing plans are provided by engineering consultant or by design/building contractor.

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