Our Process

Total Opening Consultants Process

Whether you need a consulting partner for your RFP or have a problem project at the Construction Phase that needs hardware and openings expertise, we can help at any stage of your project.

In a typical project design cycle our services begin at Design Development and continue through Construction Phase. See our process below which maps out the services we offer at different stages of the project.

Customer Journey

Initial Consultation

Architect requirements

Obtain drawings and documents available


Services proposal based on the information presented

Design Development
Project Walkthrough

Building use and door functions

Raise potential design issues

Define hardware scope

Document Coordination

Review reports

Review client and project standards

Review and mark up:

  • Architectural drawings and door schedule
  • Electrical Drawings
Construction Document
Issue For Tender

Submit Catalogue cut sheet package

Provide Detailed Door Hardware Specification section 08 71 00

Provide Hardware Schedule for Tender

Define hardware scope

Bidding & Negotiation
Tender Process

Coordinate throughout the bid process, includng revisions for addenda

Review and respond to tender RFIs

Construction Phase (Contract Administration)
Review Submittals

Sub-Contractor hardware schedule and catalogue cut sheet

Hollow metal shop drawing

Glass Door Shop Drawing

Review Aluminum door shop drawings

Issue For Construction

Issue for construction door-by-door hardware schedule

Review and respond RFI's, Site Instructions, and Change Orders

Learn More About Our Process

Whether you need a design partner or require hardware assistance on an active project, contact us today to schedule a consultation.