With over thirty years experience working with designers, project and construction service personnel, architects and facility contacts, we have gained valuable insight into many of the issues that must be considered when implementing a design for a new healthcare project.
There can be many projects where budget considerations have to be aligned with aesthetics and time lines must be adhered to in order to meet inspections and/or open house dates. There are often occasions when a fabric selected can be back ordered or discontinued by the time the design and pricing process is complete. With our extensive and continually updated library of fabric books, we can offer assistance with finding in-stock fabrics that can be easily substituted for one that has been discontinued, fabrics that still have the same look and “feel” of higher priced fabrics but will help budget constraints and/or similar fabrics that would already be inherently fire retardant so that a time line can be met.
If there are further budget considerations, we can also offer alternate treatments that can still adhere to the original “look” the designer has but can be made less expensively. We also encourage drawings or pictures of the treatments you want us to make so we can be sure to produce a treatment with the “look” that you want in the facility.
We start our process with gaining a great deal of information from our initial site visit to measure. We have developed a measure sheet that enables us to have all the critical information about each window that we will need to price your project and produce your treatments. We supplement these measurements with multiple pictures of windows throughout the facility. When we receive the specifications, we can look for obstacles to the specified window treatments such as doors, heaters, room above for rods or finials to each side just to name a few. We are then able to access if a treatment will present any difficulties upon install. We can, of course, offer budget pricing from blue prints if this is requested.
We take pride in offering viable alternates if any issues arise during the process from field measurements to installation. We work hard not to present a problem but to inform you of a possible difficult situation along with alternate solutions.
We are attuned to critical inspection dates and know what privacy issues have to be met to pass the inspections. We offer NFPA701 flame certifications for all materials used and can provide a copy to the facility as well as to the designer/staff.
Our in house staff coordinates measure trips and installs dates with the designer/project person and the facility. Our installer (s) respects the fact that they are in someone’s “home” when installing in occupied facilities. We pick up and dispose of all boxes and leave the areas clean once our install is complete.