Our team of professionals and specialists work with our clients and their staff to provide the unique design solutions of each client. From needs assessment, programming and preliminary budgeting at project inception through the actual management of the contractors who execute your built vision, Elements can allow our clients to continue doing what they do best without having to learn the intricacies of a construction project at the same time.
Elements can provide a full range of design services and solutions to suit the needs of our clients. From an office renovation to a complex mission critical communications facility, Elements has provided our clients with well-designed, budget and environment-friendly solutions to their facility needs.
Changes made to the interior of a commercial or industrial property by its owner to accommodate tenant needs such as finishes, ceilings, partitions, heating and air conditioning, fire protection, and security.
Elements offers a full range of interior design services. Whether your needs are to replace the existing finish materials of your office or to have a custom-designed and fabricated executive suite, Elements can provide all of your interior design needs.
Permitting/Regulatory and Judicial Coordination
Facilitating the procedure to obtain a building permit, and coordinating with any regulatory agency as required per project type or use. This would include agencies such as the Department of Health, Waste Water Management, Parks and Forestry Department, among others.
Whether it’s a renovation or a new design, accessibility and code compliance is part of each Elements design project. With a Registered Accessibility Specialist on staff, we are able to evaluate each of our designs internally as well as provide third party accessibility review of other designs.
Construction documentation encompasses the preparation of drawings and specifications that set forth the detailed requirements for the construction of a building project. Drawings thus represent the illustrative dimension of construction documentation, while specifications represent the written. The two are complementary, with neither having precedence over the other.
Acting on the owner’s behalf, we serve as the “eye and ears” of the construction process to align the design intent with final construction.
Space Planning Solutions
Space and Facility Audits
An overall review of a space, facility, or site, to identify where there may be problems, where you may have spare space or areas that are overcrowded, in an effort to provide solutions to improve the environment and how to get the best from your space.
Physical and electronic three-dimensional representation of building interiors and exteriors for better understanding of spatial volumes and relationships.
Master Planning and Facility Assessments
Understanding and documenting the functional requirements, interactions and deficiencies of a client’s operation is the key to effective planning. Elements works with our clients to fully understand each of their unique operations and identify ways to optimize and address these needs through the programming process.
The evaluation of an existing or potential site in relation to the development program, environmental impact, impacts on the community and adjacent properties, project budget and schedule. The site analysis identifies environmental, program, and development constraints and opportunities. A well-executed site analysis forms the essential foundation for a cost-effective, environmentally sensitive, and rational approach to project development.
The breakdown of materials, labor, equipment, and other factors as it relates to the cost of a project. Typical at earliest phases to align project and budget design.
3rd Party Reviews
Independent review of work done or performed by others from the perspective of, and on behalf of, the owner/client.
An evaluation of a proposal designed to determine the difficulty and potential impact in carrying out a designated task.
Operating Cost Studies
The analysis and evaluation of the financial costs related to the normal operations of a facility. Equipment operating costs including items such as: maintenance of equipment, fuel and power for operations, and maintenance of the facilities.
Existing Condition Surveys and Analysis
Our team of professionals have provided many of our clients with this service. Whether you are considering the purchase of an existing facility, an undeveloped site, or looking to expand or refurbish your current facility, we can provide you with a wide range of survey and assessment options tailored for your unique needs.
Elements has provided planning services for a wide range of client needs. From Master Planning for large government entities, providing hurricane and code-related research for facilities throughout the Gulf Coast region, or just finding the optimum design to meet your office requirements, we can provide all of your planning needs.