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Novum Designer Assist: A Collaborative Approach to Achieving Your Design Intent

Designer Assist

Novum Designer Assist is a value-added service that has become increasingly popular with architects, general contractors and developers. Our program consists of a highly collaborative process that achieves the design intent within well-defined cost parameters. Novum works with the entire construction team in the development of technical solutions that preserve aesthetic and performance objectives, while being highly respectful of cost. As solutions are being developed, Novum provides real-time budgeting which enables the architectural team to investigate ideas for change with the added benefit of immediate feedback on pricing. As a single source specialty contractor, we are very well positioned to give you the most accurate pricing for the construction of your project. A beautiful high-performance design is created and built while eliminating the need for value engineering later in the project life cycle.

Designer Assist Benefits

  • Identify Location on Building for High Value Architecture
  • Create Architectural Form for Specialty Glazing Elements
  • Establish a Budget Specifically for the Specialty Glazed Elements
  • Create Structural Grid Options on Architectural Form
  • Develop System Solutions for the Grid Options
  • Provide Pricing for Design/Supply/Installation of the Various System Solutions
  • The Preferred Option is Selected
  • Obtain Full Commitment of Construction Team for the Option Selected and Pricing Provided
  • Develop Preliminary Engineering of Glass/Steel
  • Use Visualization Techniques to Study Key Areas
  • Develop Preliminary Details
  • Develop Specification for Specialty Glazed Element
  • Provide Final Lump Sum Pricing for Specialty Element
  • Construction Team Decides Whether to Enter into Design/Build Agreement
  • Final Engineering
  • Fabrication Drawings
  • Sourcing
  • Manufacturing
  • Installation

Is Novum Designer Assist Right for My Project?

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Novum Designer Assist

Novum’s Designer Assist solution goes a step above the average design assist approach. As a single-source specialty contractor, Novum provides the full Engineering, Fabrication, and Installation In-House – all in support of your project’s design intent.


From the earliest conceptual designs, Novum’s in-house engineers will present custom system solutions with accurate budgets that include the full engineering, fabrication, and installation of your structure from start to finish. Once a solution has been decided upon, our engineers work with the entire team to ensure maximum performance will be achieved and the design intent is preserved.


Throughout the entire fabrication stage, Novum monitors the quality of the material through rigorous ISO quality standards. Our in-house control ensures your project will run according to budget and be of superior quality. Our fabrication facilities are ISO certified.

Novum’s Total Quality

Novum’s total quality standards ensure each project is precisely engineered, fabricated, and installed to your project’s needs. We work with all kinds of budgets and can control the bottom line from start to finish. Early involvement in the process gives us better control over cost. We itemize impacts for design while providing a menu of options for quick decision-making.

At every stage, we’re dedicated to bringing the architect’s design to life – on time and under budget. See if Novum’s Designer Assist is the right choice for your project.