Conceptual Planning and Design Process

KDW’s design/build services begin with our conceptual planning process. During the conceptual planning process, we can guide you through planning your project from site selection, through design, to building and construction, and through to completion. Our conceptual planning process will lay the groundwork to ensure your satisq ftaction and contribute to your project's success.

Phase 1: Site Selection

KDW’s site selection specialists understand the art and science of site selection better than any developer in our region. Taking land characteristics, usage requirements, and access issues into account, we select a property location that is ideal for your needs and suitable for your budget. With access to all available land in the SE Texas region, we have developed fruitful, long-term relationships with area property owners. As a result, your property is selected at the best possible price and most attractive terms.

Phase 2: Programming

During the programming phase, KDW programmers achieve the perfect balance of design and build. It is during this stage that we schedule brief—yet thorough—meetings with your team. After developing a complete understanding of your company’s desires and objectives, we refine planning concepts in order to quantify and qualify project scope, cost, and schedule. During this programming process, we establish a design and construction plan that maximizes your budget and suits your requirements perfectly—without supplying more or less than you need.

The KDW programming phase culminates in delivery of a formal proposal with a drive-out price, so there are no hidden fees or surprises at closing. To eliminate ambiguities and unanswered questions, your proposal also contains site plans, color renderings, 3-D computer models, and detailed delivery expectations.

Throughout every part of our conceptual planning process, the KDW team honors your time. We communicate only as needed, so you can get back to running your business. We look forward to partnering with you—and to achieving your goals affordably and efficiently.

phase 3: Budget Development

Your budget is the lifeblood of your project, and it must be effectively managed. Unfortunately, the construction industry is fraught with shameless overruns. How can these overages be avoided? It’s simple: don’t spend more than the budget. Unlike many design-led construction approaches, KDW’s unique design/build process keeps your budget in focus throughout all project phases. It’s called master budgeting or the total budget, and it is our turnkey approach to protecting your investment.

Depending upon your needs, master budgeting takes into account financing options, land costs, owner equipment, design, construction, due diligence, and other soft costs requirements. Balancing aesthetics, functionality, and cost, the process includes:

» Effective communication on all aspects of the budget

» Establishing a firm budget and detailed scope of work during initial meetings

» Carefully monitoring your budget during all subsequent project phases

» Immediately alerting you to cost implications if your project scope changes

At KDW, our goal is to ensure that your project never exceeds your budget—and that you are in control of costs from day one. We achieve these goals by avoiding cost-prohibitive design options and accurately estimating drive-out costs from the beginning.

phase 4: Value Engineering

Safeguarding your initial and long-term investment, KDW embraces value engineering: a creative, organized process that allows us to meet your objectives while respecting your budget. From initial consultation to final walkthrough, each phase of your design/build project is carefully orchestrated to achieve your scope of work at the lowest feasible cost.

While other companies wait until your project is too far along to realize cost savings, KDW’s value engineering model gives you the opportunity to make educated, cost-saving decisions from the very beginning. Our value engineering process includes:

» Developing an in-depth understanding of your budget

» Analyzing your property and building objectives

» Defining key project criteria

» Verifying that your budget is adequate for the requested scope of work

» Offering affordable alternatives where costs can be reduced

» Honoring your time by reducing questions to the simplest degree

» Keeping you immediately apprised of budget changes and options

Green Intitiatives

KDW is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.

 

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Conceptual Planning and Design Process

KDW’s design/build services begin with our conceptual planning process. During the conceptual planning process, we can guide you through planning your project from site selection, through design, to building and construction, and through to completion. Our conceptual planning process will lay the groundwork to ensure your satisq ftaction and contribute to your project's success.

Phase 1: Site Selection

KDW’s site selection specialists understand the art and science of site selection better than any developer in our region. Taking land characteristics, usage requirements, and access issues into account, we select a property location that is ideal for your needs and suitable for your budget. With access to all available land in the SE Texas region, we have developed fruitful, long-term relationships with area property owners. As a result, your property is selected at the best possible price and most attractive terms.

Phase 2: Programming

During the programming phase, KDW programmers achieve the perfect balance of design and build. It is during this stage that we schedule brief—yet thorough—meetings with your team. After developing a complete understanding of your company’s desires and objectives, we refine planning concepts in order to quantify and qualify project scope, cost, and schedule. During this programming process, we establish a design and construction plan that maximizes your budget and suits your requirements perfectly—without supplying more or less than you need.

The KDW programming phase culminates in delivery of a formal proposal with a drive-out price, so there are no hidden fees or surprises at closing. To eliminate ambiguities and unanswered questions, your proposal also contains site plans, color renderings, 3-D computer models, and detailed delivery expectations.

Throughout every part of our conceptual planning process, the KDW team honors your time. We communicate only as needed, so you can get back to running your business. We look forward to partnering with you—and to achieving your goals affordably and efficiently.

phase 3: Budget Development

Your budget is the lifeblood of your project, and it must be effectively managed. Unfortunately, the construction industry is fraught with shameless overruns. How can these overages be avoided? It’s simple: don’t spend more than the budget. Unlike many design-led construction approaches, KDW’s unique design/build process keeps your budget in focus throughout all project phases. It’s called master budgeting or the total budget, and it is our turnkey approach to protecting your investment.

Depending upon your needs, master budgeting takes into account financing options, land costs, owner equipment, design, construction, due diligence, and other soft costs requirements. Balancing aesthetics, functionality, and cost, the process includes:

» Effective communication on all aspects of the budget

» Establishing a firm budget and detailed scope of work during initial meetings

» Carefully monitoring your budget during all subsequent project phases

» Immediately alerting you to cost implications if your project scope changes

At KDW, our goal is to ensure that your project never exceeds your budget—and that you are in control of costs from day one. We achieve these goals by avoiding cost-prohibitive design options and accurately estimating drive-out costs from the beginning.

phase 4: Value Engineering

Safeguarding your initial and long-term investment, KDW embraces value engineering: a creative, organized process that allows us to meet your objectives while respecting your budget. From initial consultation to final walkthrough, each phase of your design/build project is carefully orchestrated to achieve your scope of work at the lowest feasible cost.

While other companies wait until your project is too far along to realize cost savings, KDW’s value engineering model gives you the opportunity to make educated, cost-saving decisions from the very beginning. Our value engineering process includes:

» Developing an in-depth understanding of your budget

» Analyzing your property and building objectives

» Defining key project criteria

» Verifying that your budget is adequate for the requested scope of work

» Offering affordable alternatives where costs can be reduced

» Honoring your time by reducing questions to the simplest degree

» Keeping you immediately apprised of budget changes and options

Green Intitiatives

KDW is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.

Conceptual Planning and Design Process

KDW’s design/build services begin with our conceptual planning process. During the conceptual planning process, we can guide you through planning your project from site selection, through design, to building and construction, and through to completion. Our conceptual planning process will lay the groundwork to ensure your satisfaction and contribute to your project's success.

Green Intitiatives

KDW is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.