Taylor & Burns Architects offers proven experience with effective cost control of public construction. Designing to budget, one of our proven skills, optimizes design and construction value while minimizing operational cost. We are familiar with public sector construction procedures for cost estimating, filed-sub-bid advertising, and contracting. Since our first Ch.149 project bid in 2009, we have consistently estimated, bid, and overseen construction of public projects at or below approved budgets, a direct benefit to agency clients

How We Do It: Value Design throughout the Design Process: Our cost-control begins with comparable project scoping and budgeting. Through the design phases a sequence of estimates and design reviews, effectively links budgets, bids, and final cost in continuous process. On-budget delivery also includes appropriate contingencies and, often, project scope reductions and design corrections. Cost control efforts must be early, strategic, and sustained from initial concept through construction close-out. So called “value engineering” at the end stage of design, a flawed tactic, can undercut the core purpose of a project.