Prior to construction we prepare a copy of a standard AIA (American Institute of Architects) contract between the Owner and the successful contractor. We also review the proposed construction schedule and review and approve the contractor’s applications for payment at set intervals during construction. During construction we visit the site regularly and have our consultants make similar job site visits to observe specific events as conditions warrant. We review shop drawings, change orders and test reports, write a punchlist at the end of the project and obtain close-out documents from the contractor.
Holmes & Edwards maintains consulting engineers independent from our office that have completed many projects with the firm. Those engineers include civil, structural, hvac, fire protection, plumbing, and electrical. We consult with some or all as the project warrants.
Other consultants that we team with (as needed) are landscape architects, environmental scientists, kitchen consultants, hardware consultants, sound system providers, stained glass artists, geotech/environmental testing agencies, furniture consultants, playground consultants and budget estimators. On the recently completed Our Lady of Lourdes Church project in Wellfleet, we engaged in extended discussions with the State’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife because the Church site was prime habitat for the Eastern Box Turtle.
Holmes & Edwards, Inc. is a full service architectural firm experienced in all phases of project development and construction. The consultants with whom we collaborate have an extensive history with the firm and we are proud of the results we have accomplished for our clients in the many and varied design and construction projects in which we have been involved.