Design-Assist Services

Good enough is never good enough.

Budgeting, estimating, value engineering, project scheduling – our abilities in these and other design-assist services makes us a popular choice among owners, developers and general contractors.

Experience Counts

Gephart's response to complex, demanding projects.

Gephart believes that complex, demanding fast-track projects are best served by the early design-assist participation of the MEP team. This allows us to put our proactive, problem-solving approach to work, assuring the project can be completed on time and within budget. Gephart benefits the schedule by taking the initiative to identify and resolve problems before they impact the progress of the work.


We understand the critical nature of meeting the budget and completion schedule, but also recognize the need to remain flexible and allow for customer revisions to the program as the design continues to develop throughout the project. Our experience allows us to manage this process and work with the Owner and Engineer to achieve the desired result as efficiently and economically as possible.

Gephart’s recent major project design-assist successes include the Minnesota Twins Target Field, and the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma. On these and all of our projects, Gephart commits experienced and knowledgeable professionals to the project site full time, from preconstruction to project completion. Our dedicated team provides the following design/assist services for our customers:

  • Budgeting and Conceptual Estimating
  • Value Analysis & Cost Savings Alternatives
  • Constructability Review
  • Long Lead Equipment Procurement
  • Large Scale Equipment Room Layouts
  • Project Scheduling and Coordination
  • MEP Coordination Drawings

Click here to view some of our Design-Assist projects.