Confusing a "Buttermilk Pie" with a "Chess Pie " may result from a lack of planning, research, or not truly listening to the chef. The basic fillings consists of a mixture of similar ingredients poured into a pie crust. Upon completion the two pies appear identical as three of the five ingredients are the same. However if the expectation is for a Buttermilk Pie and the reality is a Chess Pie the receiver of the services may not be satisfied.
Such can be with managing and effecting the design and construction of a project, regardless of the SCOPE. As construction begins (the pie is baking) evidence may suggest the EXPECTATION OF A BUTTERMILK PIE AND THE REALITY OF A BUTTERMILK MAY CONVERGE.
Closing in on completion of the project (the baked pie is pulled from the oven and cooling) the Owner begins to notice subtle differences of the reality not meeting the desired expectation. Occupying and experiencing the project (tasting the pie) the expectation of the Buttermilk Pie and the reality of the Chess Pie reveals an old understanding that the curve of the reality will not converge with the desired expectation.
Program Management, Design, and Construction. Attention is focused on the Goals and Objectives to obtain the convergence of the PROJECT’S REALITY AND THE DESIRED EXPECTATION.
Tom Hines brings to the customer more than 30 years of experience in architecture, construction and program management. Tom is a highly skilled with keen insight into problem solving, incorporating team building and possibility thinking.
Tom is Facilities and Forensic Architect and an authority in Masonry Construction Materials. As Architect of Record and/or Project Manager his diverse range of projects include Recreational Facilities, Churches, Homes, Clinics, Regional Shopping Malls, Veterinary Facilities, Automobile Dealerships, Historic Preservation, Office Buildings, Restaurants and Industrial Manufacturing Facilities. Research include peer reviewed papers; a magazine article for masonry materials; applications of alternative construction materials and delivery systems; and upgrade of energy management and building systems for small to mid-size commercial buildings.
Applications for small and medium size residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.
Facilitating projects as the Owner's Representative and Agent. Options include hiring and managing the consultants, trades and vendors for the Owner, develop budgets; permitting, and project close-out procedures including warranties, issue Operation and Maintenance (O&M) documentation, and the Project As-Built record documents.
Reports are guided by the Owner's requirements. Topics may include recommendations for deferred maintenance and repair, preventative maintenance, environmental systems and priority of action items.
Restoration and Stabilization of historical and aging facilities. Options may include adaptive re-use; working with local and state agencies for grants and registry markers; facility may require an existing conditions report to develop an action plan.
Commercial, Residential, and Industrial Facility design and construction services for small to medium size facilities.
Working with Owners as Professional of Record for design and planning, agency permitting, and construction management.
Working with General Contractors providing professional services as a component of the Design-Build Team.
New and Existing Occupancy Space and Remodel Plans. Based on Owner/Tenant requirements, options may include arrangement of partitions and furniture; pricing and arranging for the purchase and installation of furniture and improvements; Owner/Tenants representative for Construction Management of all related improvements and agency permitting.
Working with General Contractors for professional services as part of the Design-Build Team.
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