You’re interested in DIRTT’s method of pre-fab construction – but how and when do you get started.
Building Understanding: DIRTT represents a unique-multi-trade, pre-fab solutions and an entirely different method of construction that affects all aspects of a project including scope, schedule and budget. Think of us as a super-sub who are partners along the way from design development through client move-in.
Timing: The earlier the better. The best time for the DIRTT conversation to start is in “Pre-Design;” when construction methods and major systems are being discussed. DIRTT scope and the effect on other trades can be determined at this time. If DIRTT is not considered from the outset, the scope may not be correctly defined leading to inaccurate budgeting and/or inefficiencies. Overall project schedule, trade sequencing, and unobstructed site access are just a few significant ways DIRTT can help improve your overall project timeline and maintain your budget. Once you get through Schematic Design into Design Development – it’s often too late for DIRTT to have its full impact.
Fruit Salad to Apples: Reviewing budgets for DIRTT along-side conventional is not “apples to apples”. DIRTT impacts more than 10 construction trades, 15 specification divisions and 50 specification sections. It has a profound effect on multiple line items on the budget. It is crucial to define DIRTT’s scope of work in relation to other trades as early as possible to avoid budgetary overlaps.
Schedule: DIRTT method of construction results in a 20-25% reduction in construction schedule. The shortened schedule impacts the project overhead by reducing the amount of time and money expended. Some of these savings include reduced waste management and a quicker operational status, allowing the client to resume business or move in faster.
Employing prefabricated interior construction has empowered our clients with far shorter construction schedules, predictable costs, high-quality custom finishes, and sustainable, resilient outcomes. From initial project discussions to final site walkthroughs, our team listens closely; working alongside you, your architect, and contractor to deliver extraordinary interior spaces that work.
To learn more about our process and how our interior construction team can help reimagine your space, stop by our showroom to experience DIRTT solutions first hand and meet our crew.