If your glass fabrication partner is not deeply aware of the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a project, then you are working with the wrong fabricator.
Glass + Metal Craft has institutionalized a process that mitigates the risk of complex architectural systems, delivering them on-time and cost effectively. We began by choosing to source only U.S. based glass, and fabricate the glass and any custom metal hardware under one roof in Wixom, Michigan, where we could best control costs.
We then invested in a design and engineering team 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 reducing TCO by launching our Fulcrum Architectural Design Assist Division to review, explain, and jointly modify product specifications so there is complete alignment by all parties at the onset of a project, and then assign a dedicated manager to follow the project through the factory and in the field.
This year we’ll again reduce TCO by introducing off-the-shelf, pre-engineered architectural systems that save time and cost by allowing the architect to specify a proven, pre-established concept, making installation simpler and faster
for the general contractor and glazier.
At Glass + Metal Craft, TCO has always been – and always will be – front of mind.