Two leading fabricators from the East and West coasts discuss the 10 questions a designer needs to ask to start to develop the skills and expertise to specify materials for EGD projects in such a way that the design intent can be kept within a budget.
The session is presented in two parts.
A discussion using examples of materials specified on a variety of placemaking elements. The second part a discussion about a pylon sign for a hospital. This project goes into detail about ways to modify a design to fit the given budget.
- Cost considerations
- Climate, proximity to or immersion in water, humidity
- Durability: Specifying the right material
- Issues affecting longevity
- Finishes and their effect on project cost
- Regulatory requirements
- Maintenance requirements
- Budget wishes versus reality
- Cost engineering. Different ways to approach the same idea
- Rough size basics for a variety of materials and
- Examples demonstrating effective use of materials
Reviews of a series of projects by leading designers showing
where money was saved by simple design decisions
- Expertise in material selection: knowing the parameters to look for to keep projects within budget
- Audio file
- PDF presentation
- 10 step checklist (XLXS) including typical materials costs, durability and longevity values
- 56 minute audio presentation
Jon Richards, Jon Richards Company
Phil Bolduc, Neokraft Signs
Originally presented May 25, 2004
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