Something to think about as we (thankfully) begin a new year: if your glass fabrication partner is not deeply aware of the total cost of ownership of a project, then you are working with the wrong fabricator.
At Glass + Metal Craft, we’ve been on top of TCO for decades, continuously improving our approach.
We began by institutionalizing a process that mitigates the risk of complex architectural systems, delivering them on time and cost effectively. We chose to source U.S. based glass, and fabricate that glass and any custom metal hardware under one roof, where we could best control our deliverables.
We then invested in design and engineering teams to handle the more complex projects. Soon after, we launched a dedicated logistics team – both initiatives focused on minimizing hand-offs, errors, and delays, further reducing total cost.
Recently we took another step forward on cost reduction by launching our Fulcrum Architectural Design Assist Division, to review product specifications with our customers so there is full understanding by all parties at the onset of a project, and then assign a dedicated manager that follows a detailed project timeline to get it through the factory and into the field without conflict.
Next year – and this is particularly exciting – we’ll further reduce TCO by expanding our shelf of pre-engineered architectural systems that save time and cost by allowing the architect to specify a proven, scalable, modular solution that meets their design wishes while making installation simpler and faster for the general contractor and glazier.
At Glass + Metal Craft, total cost of ownership has always been – and always will be – front of mind. Make it your business’ New Year’s resolution, and then let us show you how.