When our project managers receive an RFP (request for proposal), they are typically asked the below questions. Property managers, construction managers, and facility engineers save yourself some time by knowing the answers ahead of time!
Q: What is the bid turn around?
A: Typically, one to two weeks from the date of the job walk
Q: When can you start construction?
A: Demo starts two weeks after an executed contract is in place.
Q: Are their going to be lead time issues?
A: The finishes that tend to have lead time issues are carpet, tile and lighting. These are finishes you want to get approved and ordered within the first week and a half of a project starting. Millwork fabrication is also taking longer than in the past, due to shops needing to produce a higher volume with a dwindling installer workforce
Q: Does this need to be permitted?
A: Yes, unless the project scope is solely finishes–painting, flooring and millwork.
Q: What is the cost increase of a project when adhering to Title 24 requirements?
A: A ball-park answer would be about 30-40% increase in cost.
Q: When do Title 24 requirements apply to a project?
A: Title 24 is required for any area the scope of work is affecting. A thing to note is that if the square feet of the working space is 10% or more of the entire suite, then the lighting and HVAC ducting throughout the space will need to be updated to adhere to Title 24 standards.