Planning Your Church Project with General Steel
When you started thinking about building a new church, chances are you started by searching the internet for photos, floor plans, and common designs to get ideas for your project. During this process many church leaders stumble upon something they believe is just what they need, but the problem is, no two projects are the same. Fortunately we have developed a church design package that will get you and your congregation headed in the right direction towards a successful project.
You Need a Design Package
- If you are just started to plan your church project
- If you are starting a capital campaign
- If you need to know the cost of the full project
- If you need to communicate a vision
- If you don’t want to hire an expensive architect
- If you need to evaluate your local codes
Design Package Includes
- 3D renderings
- 2D floor plans
- 3 design changes
- Zoning and code analysis
- A.I.A. certifiable cost analysis
- Project Coordinator
Zoning and Code Review
Before deciding what to build you have to determine what you can build according to your local zoning guidelines. This step includes answering questions like setbacks, height restrictions and occupancy guidelines.
- Height Restrictions
- Buildable Area Ratios
A.I.A. Certifiable Cost Analysis
An A.I.A. certifiable cost analysis is provided as part of a General Steel church design package. This comprehensive document is a line by line description of how much your church project will cost from start to finish. Since it is A.I.A. certifiable, this cost analysis can be used as part of a loan package to secure funding for your church project.
Your Point of Contact
When you purchase a metal building through General Steel you are assigned a Project Coordinator at no additional charge. This experienced industry professional is your single point of contact at our corporate office who is responsible for answering any questions you have and making sure your project is finished on time and on budget.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you purchase a pre-construction services package through General Steel, the cost of the Design Package is credited back to you at the time you buy your metal building. That makes the project feasibility study outlined below essentially free!
Architects charge by the hour ($80-$125 per hour), by the square foot ($1.25 to $5 per SQFT) or as a percentage of construction costs (8%-15%).
The answer is no. Many General Steel building designs only require MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) drawings that can cost as little as $1 per square foot.
Church Design Case Studies
Young Israel Synagogue
We were asked us to design a building that could withstand strong winds, learn how this design endured a hurricane.Enduring Hurricane Sandy
Used our church pre-construction program to design and build one of the largest church camps in the United States.Coming Soon
"Had to share my experience with the sales rep of General Steel. Andy was very knowledgeable and experienced sales rep that I was glad to have connected with. His answers to our questions were thorough, complete and satisfactory. Thanks Andy, you're the greatest!"
"Ben was fantastic. He even made himself available on a Sunday afternoon so he could be on a conference call with our building committee. A few days after the meeting one of the members stated that she felt very comfortable after speaking with Ben due to his ability to communicate with us."
"Chris and the whole team has been a pleasure to work with. All of our questions are responded to in a timely manner and that makes us confident with the process moving forward."
"Denny was very pleasant and informative about the company. He went out of his way to assist me and answered all my questions with enthusiasm. He further directed me to every department that was needed and remained on the line with me until everything was complete."
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