Step 18: Mechanicals

Now we add the mechanical elements of the home:

  • The Rough-in stage involves installing plumbing with top-outs, HVAC duct work, and electrical wiring.
  • The HVAC stage includes calculating A/C Load for energy efficiency, and a REScheck which is a computerized analysis that measures the compliance of insulation and window packages, based on local building codes.
  • Next we add the structured wiring including surround sound, home automation, computerized lighting, etc.
  • At the end of the Mechanical stage we walk-through the home with the customer and review details on electrical wiring, swimming pool, stereo/computer wiring and cabinets.