Step 4: Final Design / Working Drawings

Once you have approved the preliminary design, a rough construction estimate can be done and the working drawings will begin. Working drawings are the plans that will be submitted for a permit. The difference between these and the preliminary design drawings is the level of detail needed for construction. They will include framing plans, electrical plans, site plan, etc. 

Step 5: Engineering and Permit

When our designer has completed working drawings, your plans will be ready to be engineered and permitted. All required engineering (i.e. structural, mechanical, soils, Title 24) will be returned to the designer. The designer will then implement the engineering onto the plans, and return them to the engineer to review and stamp. Crizer Design Company will prepare your plans for permitting. We will check with the County/City to verify all requirements for processing your permit. We will create an overall package of the required documents and submit for you, OR you will have the option to submit them to the County/City yourself. (Note, there will be fees associated with permitting and engineering.) 

Step 6: County/City Planning Review

The County/City will review the plans for required content and code compliance. They will return the reviewed plans to our office with any revision requests, commonly known as "corrections". The designer will incorporate any necessary notes and details and will return to the County/City for a final review. Once approved, the County/City will issue a building permit. At this point, we can hand the project over to a project manager within Crizer Construction, or facilitate a handoff to another contractor of your choosing. For a step-by-step of the Construction Process visit the bottom of our Construction page. 

The Design Process

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The goal of our design team is to create the home, addition, remodel or commercial space that you desire, first and foremost. However what often differentiates us from other design companies is that we understand construction, we know the costs and difficulty associated with each element of your project. We can outline the costs of design details, and tailor the project to your needs/budget. We offer design/build services, as well as standalone drawing services. Our drawing team is well versed on multiple drafting programs, PowerCadd and Sketchup both offer some of the latest design tools on the market. We can take you on a 3D tour of your home at any stage of the design process, allowing you to better visualize the space you're going to occupy! Bob Crizer was once drawing full plan sets with a pencil, 30+ years of building and drawing allows him to guide our team through any project. We pay close attention to both the structural and visual elements of your project simultaneously. 

Step 1: Initial Visit

We will meet with you at the site or in the office to discuss the proposed project and share ideas using our Preliminary Design Information Sheet. This form will ask you to provide the project address and APN (Assessor's Parcel Number). Your APN can be found on your property tax bill. With this information we can contact the County/City to gather all permit requirements and building regulations for your project. 

Step 2: Contract

After our initial meeting, we will send you a Design and Working Drawings Contract. Once you have reviewed and approved the contract, sign it and return it ti our office along with a signed/completed Consent of Landowner Form. We will then take any needed measurements and begin our preliminary design. Please review and call us should you have any questions. (Note, you will be put on the design schedule when the signed contract has been returned, so it is best to return as soon as possible.)

Sketchup Modeling Videos

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Step 3: Preliminary Design

During the preliminary design phase, our designer will work with you regarding any design ideas that you may have. Depending on the extent of your project, you may find the Design Survey to be a valuable tool during this process. If so, we encourage you to fill it out to the best of your ability and return it to your designer. We encourage you to contact our office should you have any questions. You are welcome to check out any of our design books and magazines from our office.