Construction Process

As a full service design-build company, the Bank Building & Equipment Corporation of America offered complete architectural, contracting, decorating and furnishing services, available as a package or separately.  However, each of these would be handled be separates entities and sometimes divisions within the same company.

In brief, the process to get from origination of a project to construction was laid out by the company as follows in their promotional literature:

  • General counseling on site
  • New construction vs. remodeling
  • Cost guidelines and a presentation of services
  • Banker signs a consulting services contract
  • Requirements, recommendations, and schematic floor plan
  • Architectural contract
  • BB&ECA project manages the local construction contractor
  • Provides cost estimate
  • Guarantees to deliver total project within 10% of estimate
  • Construction begins