Dowco Consultants Ltd - Consulting

By: Dowco Consultants  09-12-2011

Dowco offers a range of consulting services that facilitate the design process, enable problems to be resolved early in the design process, even allow main material to be ordered much earlier. Our consulting services include:

  • Construction / fabrication workflow reviews
  • Bid submission support services
  • Designing processes for electronic data interchange, including electronic approvals
  • Model management

Recent projects include:

  • Mets Stadium, New York
  • Freedom Tower, New York
  • Goldman Sachs Tower, New York
  • Vancouver Convention Center, British Columbia
  • Panama Museum, Panama
  • Jewish Museum, CA

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