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Residential

For the People Projects

New Construction

Building a new home is an opportunity to make a home built just for you. This is a time where careful thought and planning is an asset to the project. We have a process to help organize and prioritize your needs and help create your dream home.

Additions

Adding on to an existing home can be a challenging experience, especially if you are intending to live in the home during construction. Because our team educates our clients on what to expect through the entire process, we can help provide the information you need to make the right decisions for your family. No matter if you are going outside of your existing building footprint, or if you are going up to a second level; we are here to help you every step of the way.

Historic Preservation

When people use the term ‘Historic Preservation’ while discussing historic buildings, landmarks, or areas, most people are referring to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 which is federal legislation that protects historically significant buildings, areas, and archaeological sites throughout the United States.

Commonly the reference is made in relation to tax credits which are provided through programs executed by the National Parks Service and the Department of Historic Resources, state and local jurisdictions in order to offset the construction costs associated with preserving, protecting, and restoring historic structures.

 

These programs require the building owner to submit multiple applications, design to specific guidelines and keep detailed accounting. This process takes much more time than the typical construction process, but it does have its benefits: For commercial property (income generating) it can provide tax credits that equal up to 45% of qualified construction costs.

For The People Projects has been through this process many times. We have a network of resources to help determine if this approach is right for you.

Construction Management

There are a number of ways a Construction Manager can lead to a successful project. The three types of Construction Management are important to understand.

1. Construction Manager as Adviser: As Construction Manager as Advisor, we provide guidance through the construction process beyond the standard level of Architectural Services. We will be available to discuss the implications of contracts, warranties, changes in scope and timelines, but the client would be the one in direct contact with the General Contractor on a daily basis.

2. Construction Manager as Agent: As your agent, we would manage interactions with the General Contractor during construction to represent your interests if you either could not or do not want to manage to project yourself. We would update you on a daily or weekly basis, depending on the intensity of the project needs. While we would be authorized to interact with the contractor, subs, local inspectors and government on your behalf – we would not be able to make decisions which would change the cost or the timeline of the project without your authorization.

3. Construction Manager as Constructor, or Construction Manager at Risk: This is where a general contractor is brought in early in the design stage to help the design team in budgeting, scheduling, and keeping the project on time and in budget. There are two types of fee structures for this service: Guaranteed Maximum Price (most risk for contractors) and Cost Plus Fees (lowest risk for contractors). For The People Projects will be happy to guide you on how to decide if this project delivery process if right for you.

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