Supplement Your Resources and Expand Capacit
Constrained capacity can severely limit an architecture firm’s growth. With Prothious as a partner – we have over 100 architects, construction modelers and draftsmen within our growing team of 1,500 technical experts – our clients never suffer a shortage of people or resources. Prothious’ breadth of design, 3D BIM modeling, drafting and project and construction management services also provides the ability to redeploy internal resources to new projects.
Faster Job Completion = Faster & More Revenue
Utilizing the expertise of over 100 architects, construction modelers and draftsmen within a growing team of 1,500 technical experts, Prothious enables architecture firms to complete current projects sooner and pursue more jobs. Additionally, clients can use Prothious to run parallel jobs, thus generating the most efficient and time-saving routes to project completion.
Increase Your Competitive Advantage and Grow Your Business
Shorter schedules and lower costs are powerful advantages in the AEC industry. We can help our clients achieve these enterprise-wide benefits every time, with every project, through our experience, expertise and vast resources. Our breadth of expertise spans several areas including design, 3D BIM modeling and drafting. As architecture firms combine this breadth of knowledge with fast, accurate work and a lower overseas cost structure, they acquire significant competitive advantages.
Delegate Architecture Tasks and Gain a Tremendous Edge
Architecture firms can gain a tremendous edge when they utilize Prothious’ services for concept or schematic design, design development, construction documents, fabrication drawings and project administration. For example, we can expertly handle the heavy lifting and repetition required in the construction documents phase. Or, we can support or manage both design development and construction documents completely. This approach can establish substantial competitive advantages that help our clients to win more projects and more profitable jobs.
Leverage Our Services and Redeploy Internal Staff
Prothious is extremely efficient at handling design, drawing, project and construction management tasks. As our clients utilize our services for these jobs (fabrication or detail drawing, change order tracking, trade coordination, revision management, document control, RFI follow-up, etc.), they free up their internal staff to concentrate on more strategic, mission-critical assignments, such as design tasks.
Outsource Bid Review and Design Compliance
On behalf of architecture firms, Prothious can review bid documents, contracts and physical construction to ensure design compliance. These services typically consume significant resources and represent tedious, but required, project elements for architecture firms. Moreover, time spent on these low-end services takes architects away from higher-end design tasks. Prothious resolves this tedium by providing tight control and meticulous attention to confirm that construction is proceeding according to architectural plans.
Add Fabrication and Shop Drawings For a More Complete Offering
Architecture firms often can achieve more success if they offer more services. With this in mind, Prothious enables architecture firms to add fabrication and shop drawings to their offering. Our clients then can take control of a critical component of the construction cycle. They can execute the creation of these drawings earlier, instead of letting it occur later, and can avoid the delays and backlogs that arise when detailing is managed two or three levels below.
Use Our 3D BIM Modeling to Speed Construction & Reduce Costs
Design conflicts, missing information, design errors, constructability issues and fabrication problems typically don’t arise until the beginning of fabrication and shop drawings. At this stage, adjustments and error corrections can be very costly and time-consuming to implement. With Prothious, architecture firms can build detailed models in a 3D environment earlier in the process, before the construction phase has begun. Consequently, fewer RFIs, change orders and revisions are required.
Onsite Construction Administration & Management Services
When deadlines are looming and complications arise, having onsite personnel can provide the extra edge for a smooth project. Prothious provides experienced onsite architects, construction modelers, engineers, inspection coordinators, quality control engineers and cost estimators. These onsite resources deliver a wide range of valuable benefits: immediate answers to field questions, real-time field condition assessments, expedient coordination between trades, quality maintenance, preservation of design specifications and control of budgetary concerns.