FAQ

How can I contact Sixmo?

Phone: 216.767.5400

Email: info@sixmoae.com

Mail: 28045 Clemens Road | Suite D
Westlake, Ohio 44145

What does “Sixmo” mean?

Sixmo, by definition, is a piece of paper folded, cut, or otherwise divided into six equal sections. During the development and planning stages for our architecture and structural engineering firm, we established a set of criteria designed to make our firm stand out from the crowd. Certainly the name alone helps, but it is not after all, a name that defines a company. The way our company defines our name, however is a story all its own.

So, how did we come to be known as “a piece of paper folded into six equal sections?”

Reviewing our mission statement, you might recognize that the message really boils down to three primary components: Great work for great clients by great people. These components were carefully selected to promote our Vision, which coincidentally contains three related primary components: Growth, Quality, and Uniqueness. All six components making up the framework of our business plan intertwine to build and strengthen our core values.

The term “Sixmo” was selected after careful deliberation. A concept that can be graphically demonstrated allows us to portray our mission and vision to fellow professionals and our clients in a unique fashion. Even our deliverable documents subtly reflect the concept, through register marks at third points on the sheets, allowing our clients to “sixmo” their own documents.

Does it cost money to ask about the possibility of a project?

No. Absolutely not. If you have an idea you would like to see realized, but are not sure what sort of design fees to expect – simply come in and see us or shoot us an email. It is very common for people to walk in our door (literally) and discuss a project they might have envisioned. These can range from small home additions to large capital projects. Let us see how we can help you.

How much do architectural services cost?

Architectural fees will vary from project to project, firm to firm, and market to market. According to recent data produced by industry trade journal PSMJ, the 2010 median billing rate for an Architect was around $110 per hour. Here at Sixmo Inc. we offer a full palette of architectural services within a 21st century business model. This lends itself to making our professional service fees competitive and sensible for our clients’ budgets.

How much do Structural Engineering services Cost?

Structural Engineering fees will vary depending on the type of project and market of project. These fees can be a lump-sum fee or a fixed hourly rate for services rendered. According to a 2010 survey by PSMJ the 2011 median billing rate was around $120 per hour for a project engineer. Sixmo Inc.’s structural engineers offer the technical design, project communication, and experience needed to tackle your project. If you have a specific project in mind, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Picking our brain is free – let us help!

Does Sixmo provide Design/Build services?

Yes. Very much so! Sixmo Inc. not only employs team members experienced in the Design/Build private sector market, but also has team members involved with the first ever State funded Design/Build project in the State of Ohio. We do the Design/Build delivery method and do it well. References are available at your request.

Can Sixmo provide BIM services?

Yes. We’re glad you asked! Our staff is armed with the latest technology and is fully proficient in 3D and BIM modeling. Sixmo Inc. utilizes technology to its fullest capacity to integrate their structural engineering software with their BIM software packages. Our architecture packages allow the owner to experience realistic renderings and fly-throughs of their projects to help visualize their endeavors.

How do I pay for services?

There are several different ways you can pay. Traditionally, smaller projects lasting less than a month are billed upon completion. Projects lasting multiple months or years are billed monthly. Sixmo Inc. is fully equipped to receive the following types of payment:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal