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The RDC Fine Homes Building Process

Our experienced team is here to guide you through every step of the building and renovation process. 

From the initial consultation to the completion of the project, we prioritize open communication, transparency, and attention to detail to ensure that your dream home becomes a reality.

Introducing the Integrated Design Process

The IDP isn’t just a procedural framework; it’s a mindset shift towards inclusivity and innovation. It necessitates the commitment of all stakeholders to embark on a journey of shared vision and collective problem-solving. By investing time and resources upfront, the IDP lays the foundation for streamlined execution and cost optimization throughout the project lifecycle. 

While we don’t utilize the Integrated Design Process deeply for all projects, we highly recommend it to keep project budget and timelines on track and avoid unnecessary surprises!

Understanding the Benefits of an Integrated Design Process
In construction, the method by which projects are conceived and executed holds immense significance. Traditionally, projects followed a linear path, with stakeholders passing the baton from client to architect, engineer, etc. However, the industry is experiencing a shift with the rise of the Integrated Design Process (IDP), a practice that RDC Fine Homes embraces. Watch this video to learn more about IDP, and visit our blog post about IDP for further details.

Stage 1 - Introduction

2 to 4 weeks

The Initial Consultation phase takes approximately 2-4 weeks, and sets the foundation for your building project. We begin by discussing your ideas and concepts, ensuring we understand your vision. Our team reviews the construction process and the Buildertrend software to provide you with a clear overview. We evaluate fee structures, assess job costing, and engage in a budget discussion to align expectations. 

A Q&A session allows for any clarifications, and together, we determine the next steps forward, ensuring a solid plan for your project’s success.

Stage 1 Steps

Using Buiildertrend to Stay Connected

We are pleased to use the software Buildertrend, which allows you to stay up to date with the project schedule, photos, information sharing, and more. This feature is a great advantage to our clients and makes it easy for you to stay connected with the process at all times, even if you are located elsewhere.

How We Use BuilderTrend to Benefit Our Clients

We understand that effective communication, trust, and comfort are essential elements in any construction project, and BuilderTrend helps us deliver this to our clients.

Watch this video to learn how we use BuilderTrend to keep our clients’ connected to their project!

Stage 2 - Planning

4 to 8 Months

The Planning Phase is a critical step that lays the groundwork for your project. This phase takes 4-8 months and involves a detailed examination of scope and expectations. Our team estimates your project budget and signs a contract to establish the plan’s framework. We review architectural designs, track project details, conduct engineering reviews and cost analysis. Structural drawings are developed, permit submissions are prepared, and interior design plans are reviewed to confirm selections. We create a comprehensive building schedule, prepare bid packages, and finalize the budget. We then obtain the necessary building permit to move forward with the project.

Stage 2 Steps

Stage 3 - Building

12 to 36 Months

The Building phase typically takes 12-24 months, but can be up to 36 for complex luxury builds. During this time, the RDC Fine Homes team works diligently to bring your home to life. We begin by holding team briefings and planning material requirements, estimating the necessary quantities and placing orders for materials, millwork, appliances, finishes, and fixtures. Our team coordinates trades scheduling, and provides daily reports with photo and budget updates using Buildertrend to keep you informed every step of the way. To ensure the project remains on schedule, we carefully monitor and make necessary adjustments to the timelines, conduct meetings, and address any modifications that arise. Finally, we facilitate inspections to ensure quality workmanship.

Stage 3 Steps

Stage 4 - Completion

2 to 3 Months

During the Completion phase (aka “wrap up”) occurs during the final two months of the build. We ensure that all aspects of the project are in place for a successful handover. We conduct thorough walk-throughs, identify any deficiencies, and address completion issues. We facilitate final municipal inspections and resolve any inspection deficiencies. A comprehensive house and site cleanup is performed to present your home in its best condition. This stage also involves covering manuals, warranties, and obtaining the occupancy permit. The final steps of completing your new home consist of photography and a quality and satisfaction survey to ensure your complete satisfaction with the completed project.

Stage 4 Steps

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