Design Management

In order to effectively manage the design process, CMI controls project design in 3 phases:

1. Site Planning

Working within the parameters of the project goals, CMI closely manages the efforts of architects and engineers in order to create a successful site plan: one that responds to the needs of the market, subsequent stages of project development, building mass and volume, optimal grouping of project components, and minimization of conflicting project needs such as parking, mechanical and technical zones, and pedestrian and vehicle access.

2. Design Development

Design Development is the most important stage of design for gaining the maximum benefit out of each invested dollar. During this stage the CMI Project Team meticulously coordinates the work of architectural and engineering groups and analyzes each element of the project in detail from the standpoint of economic efficiency, conformity to the project scope and concepts, its overall goals and project budget.

3. Working Drawings

During this critical phase, CMI manages the “maturing” of construction specifications with the various components of contract documentation to ensure that the project has been developed within the allotted budget. During this phase CMI also executes a vital task, minimizing or eliminating the risk that design discrepancies will be discovered during the actual construction phase when their revision can result in significant financial consequences.

Hand in hand with design management, CMI carefully studies not only the initial cost of construction, but also the prospect of long-term functionality and maintenance of the building, as well as its operating costs in order to achieve the maximum return on each invested dollar.