Pre-Construction Planning Services for Historic Restoration
Successfully restoring, preserving, or conserving historic interiors requires accurate, comprehensive planning and coordination.
Even the simplest of restoration projects is complex. In order to deliver the project within budget and on time, activities must be sequenced and planned in a logical way that allows for the coordination of multiple different trades and teams—including the architect, owner, general contractor, and various tradespeople.
Without this careful planning, it is all too easy for a project to fall off schedule and miss key dates and milestones.
That is why the first step of every project that we work on is to create a plan that will guide the entire restoration through to a successful completion. Though each project is, of course, unique, this planning phase will often require a number of services specifically designed to inform the rest of the project and specification. We strive to provide the highest quality design-build services, with over forty years experience in construction services.
Pre-Construction Planning & Analysis
We can help you every step of the design-build process. Before any work takes place, care must be taken to understand the structure as it currently exists. This may be achieved by conducting a historic paint analysis and finishes investigation, plaster conditions survey, or mural conditions assessment, drafting a protection plan for vulnerable works, and guiding the client through the process of drafting a specification and mocking up a design for the project to go out to bid.
Pre-Construction Mockup, Samples, and Design
After the requisite studies have been completed, design work and other pre-construction services must take place. Depending on the specifics of the project, this may include:
- A series of drawings or documentation to be incorporated in biddable documents
- Samples of any work to be done (color matching, specific design techniques)
- In-situ mockups of original decoration for client approval (also useful in serving as a vehicle for fundraising)
Final design work can include the creation of architectural murals, furnishings, and new period decoration for landmarks and other interiors using a range of materials and techniques: