The importance of quality and the relative value of construction documents are sometimes misunderstood. Providing only the bare minimum of documents required to obtain a building permit is inadequate in our opinion. We suggest that if the bidding contractors do not have detailed information upon which to develop their bids that they will increase their bid in order to cover the lack of detail. They may also seek inordinate amounts in change orders for providing work that is not clearly detailed in the original bid documents.
At L&M we create comprehensive construction documents that are clear, thorough and complete. Although this may add to the initial cost of architectural services, experience has proven that it absolutely reduces overall project costs.