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    Christopher Caponigro

    I am really impressed with what you’re doing. I haven’t drawn an elevation in years but still using CADD for plans and schedules. In your world it seems things are developed as a design build with the builder/designer integrated. Do you still use this system if you have a client with a third party architect and if so do you simply redraw or model the entire house during the estimating phase? I think this close integration of builder/designer is very effective but the majority of custom homes are not developed in this way.

    John Brock

    Thanks for asking. While I design most of my houses for clients, I still frequently get clients who have their own plans. I still model everyone of them. I find we all understand the entire project better and it honestly blows the client away- builds huge amount of confidence and excitement before we even break ground. Plus, I get a detailed estimate, find and fix issues “before” they present themselves in the field, and convey it all visually to my trades.

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