Services

Building New Structures / Renovating Older Ones

Our experience covers a broad spectrum of project types: residential, commercial, institutional, research, historic and more. Decosta work closely with owners and designers to develop one-on-one relationships. We analyze and spell out for our clients the alternatives available as projects develop. To achieve this, we bring a broad knowledge of modern buildings

Broad Knowledge of Modern Buildings

• Structural systems
• Mechanical, electrical and lighting technologies
• Cladding, sealing and waterproofing
• Interior functional and decorative finishes

Preservation and Moderization

Additional skills are needed for effective performance inside older buildings, especially those of landmark/historic significance. Experience on major projects has honed these abilities listed to the left.

Broad Knowledge of Older Buildings

• Sensitivity to the value of the building
• Knowledge of archaic materials
• Skill in the protection of existing finishes
• Pro-active concern for tenants
• Awareness of applicable laws and procedures
• Access to experts when new challenges arise

Design/Build Construction

Choosing a contractor early in the planning stage gives practical advice and cost input to the owner, concurrently with design work. This facilitates budget control, and can shorten the project schedule. Today, many owners are bypassing the competitive bid method and turning to either the negotiated contract or the design-build approach

Design-Build - a definition

Design/build is a form of project delivery in which owners contract with a single entity, the design-builder, to provide both design and construction services. The design-build entity may be a single firm, a group of experts, or a joint venture. Typically, the team includes an architect and a contractor, who may be partners in the undertaking or one a subcontractor to the other. Principal advantages of a design/build contract are the single point of responsibility and the potential to collapse otherwise independent phases and therefore save valuable time & money.

A design/build procurement method provides single-source responsibility to a client with all the benefits of proven design, engineering, and construction experience to provide the most cost- effective structure to meet the design, cost control, and quality requirements of any program. Decosta Construction has developed lasting relationships with many architects and engineers and has worked closely with them on numerous occasions to deliver design/build facilities which meet clients' needs