We provide our clients with the best possible professional architectural
and engineering services available in the industry today. To deliver
on this promise, we ensure that each project is personally managed
by the most senior and experienced professionals, with the specific
expertise required for the project. This coupled with the guidance
from the firm's principals assures that each conceptual design has
been tested by time and experience.
In 1995 the Construction Constructibility division was established,
which was our attempt to revert back to the original definition
of the architect as the "Master Builder." The members
of this division were tasked with the responsibility of reviewing
the construction documents of a project prior to the start of construction,
not only of the firm's designs but those of other architects, engineers,
developers, owners and more recently contractors to determine the
projects constructibility and code compliance
In 2003 this division was expanded, renamed the "Project Management"
division. Additional responsibilities were undertaken. The division
carried the aforementioned services forward and now includes representing
the client during construction of the project to assure the client
that the project is being constructed to the standards that have
been established during the design phase including construction
supervision (as it relates to materials and methods specified),
conducting and certifying the controlled inspections, life cycle
costing and value engineering of the project. The firm can and often
does the checking of the projects shop drawings for design conformance.
Members of the firm's Project Management division include registered
architects, professional engineers' former construction managers,
construction superintendents, senior firm professionals and support
staff. Through its Project Management division, E.H. Brunjes + Associates
has completed the project management, construction supervision and
observation, cost estimating, code compliance analysis and value
engineering of over $150,000,000 worth of construction including
new buildings, corporate interiors, additions, alterations and renovations.
Our project management division is staffed by professionals with
extensive experience in both design and construction. This division
prior to the start of a project completes life cycle costing and
value engineering studies to assure our clients receive the highest
quality for the dollar spent.
As of the end of 2003 the firm's Project Management division was
ranked within the top 15 in the New York metropolitan area in project
management services: a position that we have worked hard to obtain
and are proud of.
In an effort to provide our clients with the best possible professional
Architectural and Engineering services, each project is reviewed
on a scheduled basis by our in-house Design Review Committee. Senior
staff members not associated with the project are appointed to this
committee on a project basis by the Manager of Quality Assurance.
This committee meets with the project manager and key project staff
during the conceptual stage to obtain project background and determine
the clients' needs and requirements. Later the committee reviews
the conceptual design and makes appropriate comments and suggestions.
This process guarantees that each conceptual design has been tested
by the combined thinking of Architectural/Engineering specialists
with many years of practical experience in the field.
The committee meets regularly and evaluates new equipment and materials
for use on our projects and is available to project team members
during the design phase.
Before delivery to the client, the project team presents the project
to the committee for final review. The review entails checking for
adherence to our quality standards, completeness, coordination among
various disciplines and meeting the client's needs and budgets.
This system has helped to minimize cost overruns, extra work orders
and the elimination of contractor claims as a result of incomplete