Pre-con and Budgeting

The traditional arrangement between architects and builders is that the architect designs and the builder builds. But what if the builder, who knows materials and installation, and has on-the-ground expertise in the translation of ideas into real-world structures ... what if that builder could provide a design service, taking a load off the architect? When architects need to be consulted at every turn, projects run out of money before you break ground. 

Having a steel partner with design-build capability can save up to 40% off costs, while introducing numerous other benefits by streamlining the process of raising a structure. 

Summit steel has become one of Vance Brown's preferred miscellaneous steel partners by solving on-site design problems and getting the job done: "Nobody takes care of business on a job site like Summit," says Vance Brown's Senior Project Manager John Wong. When Vance brown needs a stair, they know they can provide info on layout, and Summit will drop in a stair with details that work. 

We call this Value Engineering. We help you deliver on design for your customer.

Curved stair assembly; Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University; Vance brown

Curved stair assembly; Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University; Vance brown