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  • Building Owner Representation Services in Construction

    Building Owner Representation Services in Construction

    Construction can be complicated.

    Each phase of construction requires specialized knowledge to ensure it runs smoothly, but hiring an expert for every phase of the construction process can become expensive and overwhelming. That's why an increasing number of property owners are turning to building owner representation services for their construction projects. 

    An owner representative manages all aspects of design and construction on behalf of the property owner or developer. From hiring qualified contractors to managing the construction process, an owner representative will act as an advocate for the property owner throughout every phase of construction. Building owner representation helps property owners to eliminate risks and surprises, while ensuring that construction is completed on time and within their budget. 

    Scott Henson Architect offers a full range of construction services, including building owner representation. Our construction services include:

    • Full and phased cost estimates
    • Qualified contractor selection assistance
    • Competitive bidding
    • Construction management
    • Owner representation
    • Site safety plan preparation
    • Demolition plan preparation

    We have over fifteen years of experience with general contractors, craftsman, artisans, and preservation specialists. When you hire Scott Henson Architect for owner representation, you gain a full-service team of problem-solvers and professionals who will manage your construction project from conceptualization to completion so that you can focus on running your business. 

    We use our experience with comparable projects and our knowledge of current market prices to provide you with accurate construction cost estimates, bid recommendations, and contract negotiations.

    You'll never have to wonder what's going on with your construction project, because our firm always maintains an open line of communication. We provide you with detailed progress reports and project documentation throughout every step of the process.

    We approach every project with the same level of care, dedication and enthusiasm. Whether your construction project is commercial or residential, Scott Henson Architecture can help you. 

    Contact us today for more information about our construction and owner representation services. 

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  • Demolition Planning and Preparation

    Demolition Planning and Preparation


    If you have plans to renovate one of your buildings, and possibly add an extension, demolition will likely be involved. The demolition and site preparation stages are important milestones in the construction process. These stages will also be some of the first real action you will see on the building's site.

    Depending on how big or small the project will be, this stage can be completed in a few days. Although sometimes this stage can take longer and be a very intense process where multiple parties are working together to make sure your building and property are ready for the upcoming phases of construction.

    Full demolition can be completed quickly in some cases, and in general this work is delegated to a contractor. Partial demolition might take a little longer in the case that your building will need to be torn down in preparation for the extension. You will need to have tradespeople on your side who have an understanding of what you plan to build next, so the process can be as efficient and smooth-running as possible.

    You will likely also see other work being completed during this stage that is related to site preparation. This will typically depend on how your project is being progressed, and if any considerable work will be required before the foundation needs to be set. A good contractor is essential, as he or she will be on site every day to make sure the work is organized and sequenced correctly.

    Are you planning a repair or restoration of a building? Contact us today.

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