The following can be used as a basic check list for new construction, additions as well as remodels.

  • 1. Site
    • a. Zoning requirements
      • i. Current zoning
      • ii. Required zoning
      • b. Site restrictions
        • i. Area available
        • ii. Drainage required
        • iii. Improvements required
        • c. Traffic access
        • d. Landscape requirements
        • e. Outside storage
        • f. Utilities available / required
        • g. Site grading requirements
        • i. Retaining walls
        • ii. French drains
        • iii. Bridges / culverts
  • 2. Building
    • a. Space requirements
      • i. Office
      • ii. Warehouse / Storage
      • iii. Manufacture
      • iv. Support
  • 3. Type Construction
    • a. Pre-Engineered metal building
    • b. Tilt-up concrete
    • c. Structural Steel
    • d. Light gauge structural framing
    • e. Wood frame
    • f. Mixture of any of the above
  • 4. Interior Buildout
    • a. Wall types
      • i. Gypsum Board
      • ii. Sound control
      • iii. Cleanable
      • iv. Decorative details
    • b. Ceilings
      • i. Open to structure
      • ii. Decorative Elements
      • iii. Suspended Grid System
      • iv. Gypsum Board
    • c. Doors
      • i. Wood
      • ii. Hollow Metal
      • iii. Decorative
    • d. Finishes
      • i. Walls
        • 1. Paint
        • 2. Wall Paper
        • 3. Wood
        • ii. Floors
          • 1. Carpet
          • 2. Tile
          • 3. Vinyl
          • 4. Wood
    • e. Trim
      • i. Base
        • 1. Vinyl / Rubber
        • 2. Molded
        • 3. Wood
      • ii. Door frames
        • 1. Metal
          • a. Hollow metal knock down
          • b. Prefinished
        • 2. Wood
  • 5. Special Construction
    • a. Elevator
    • b. Stairway
    • c. Safe Room
    • d. Server / IT Room
    • e. Clean Room