Acting as liaison between the client and the team that carries out the tasks.
After the initial idea is drafted, it is required to plan, fine-tuning and establishing deadlines, people in charge, resources and costs. That should be reflected onto a document guiding the process.
These are sometimes defined by the client, whereas other times the Project Manager defines them.
Maintaining a strategic vision of the project at all times, both in terms of tasks and workforce performance, is paramount. Efficient supervision is key to project success, especially when different work groups are involved.
Projects are “living creatures”, meaning things change as the project evolves. Solid project management involves understanding the changing nature of projects as an opportunity to find solutions that benefit the client.
McSwell Studio works closely with their clients to create spaces that sync with the lifestyle and aesthetic of the client. We offer innovative, custom solutions for a targeted style of living, while keeping all of the local administrative requirements into account.
Building calculations and site loads are carefully calculated by a local licensed engineer. Structural engineering ensures that new or existing structures are safe and withstand the elements to which they are exposed.
In order to request a construction permit, a “Proyecto Básico” is created which includes a description, breakdown of constructed and habitable square meters, dimensioned plans, structural systems, process, materials, sanitation and urbanization requirements. The “Proyecto de Ejecución” is then created to request an accurate price bid from contractors.
The architect creates plans complying with the building codes, fire regulations, zoning laws and city ordinances of the construction site. To do this properly, the latest energy-efficient products and building styles are applied.
McSwell Studio offers innovative solutions for interior spaces that contextually fit in their environment. We draw sketches, architectural plans and create 3-D models to help communicate the ideas to the client.
Together with our clients, we to choose material floor and wall finishes, paint palettes, plumbing fixtures, lighting and even furniture and decoration to create cohesive interiors. We ensure that the details are not overlooked!
Electrical plans and lighting selection is another service that McSwell offers to clients which is not normally included in finished houses in Spain. Types of fixtures, intensity of the light, electrical sun shading and exterior house lighting should all be planned in accordance with the construction of the house.
Kitchens are typically not included in Spain’s house construction processes. McSwell Studio collaborates with specialty kitchen manufacturers and offers this added service to the client.
McSwell Studio offers a technical architect whose role is to ensure that the project or performed service meets client requirements.
Some people have purchased properties in the region in which construction is not legal. We help to ensure that your site is legal and can obtain all the required construction permits. If there are doubts or the building is a renovation, we do a site appraisal and create a site plan and research the legal requirements.
A technical architect (aparajedor) visits the construction site to ensure material quality, oversee that the project is being built according to project plans and resolve any potential issue. Photos and messages are sent to the client via WhatsApp to track progress and establish an efficient line of communication.
We offer consultation for foreigners when it comes to legal status, business operations, buying land or other items that need an attorney.