Design Assist

If it can’t be done,
Flynn can do it.

Flynn’s design-assist program can help you maximize value and efficiency in your project, all while achieving the desired aesthetic of even the most complex design concepts.

We work seamlessly with the contract management team, architects and building ownership group to help create pre-construction documents that will ultimately enable you to fully develop your project according to your functional building requirements, the overall architectural vision, and the required sequencing and scheduling commitments, all while respecting the parameters of your budget.

An early selection of Flynn allows us to appoint you a dedicated project manager as well as assemble our team of estimators, project coordinators, designers, and site supervision personnel. They are all assigned for the duration of your project and all committed to providing assistance on items such as material selection, aesthetics and detailing support, simplification of interface conditions, product life expectancy, and fabrication and installation logistics. We will also help establish a value engineering list, for consideration by the entire build team, to proactively combat potential budget restraints.

With Flynn pre-selected as your building envelope contractor, we provide you with the following design assistance services in order to help develop a final generation of construction documents.

Budget Development

  • Work with the owner/developer to establish a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) for our scope of work

Value Engineering

  • System and detail simplification
  • Cost saving evaluations
  • Product options
  • Scope revisions

System Detailing

  • Design assistance and application of project specific primary and secondary framing systems
  • Anchor details and anchorage point recommendations
  • Engineering analysis and structural recommendations
  • LEED recommendations and Green initiatives

Product Selection

  • Glazed framing systems and infill options (vision glass, spandrel panels, back pans, shadow box, etc.)
  • Architectural panel framing systems and options (aluminum plate, metal composites, zinc, stainless steel, titanium, copper, metal mesh, terra cotta, wood veneer, metal roofing, etc.)
  • Roofing systems and options (SBS, EPDM, TPO, PVC, hot liquid applied, sheet metal flashings, etc.)
  • Flynn maintains strategic partnerships with some of the industry’s most respected systems manufacturers.

Simplification of Interface Conditions

  • Air and vapour barrier continuity
  • Termination detail recommendations at work by other trades

Schedule Development

  • Sample submissions
  • System testing
  • Shop drawing, material procurement, fabrication and installation scheduling