In addition to labor, materials, equipment, and logistics, there are hundreds of factors to consider before we begin building. In the period leading up to construction, our preconstruction teams work with our clients to integrate all of these components into a comprehensive construction plan that aligns with the project’s budget, schedule, and—of course—design goals.
We know what it takes to deliver a successful project, and we also know what hurdles to look out for. During preconstruction, we evaluate everything from the existing building or building site to the labor requirements of each phase. We guide our clients through the selection of materials, building systems, equipment, and methods of project delivery. Based on input from all team members and our extensive project database, we’ll present our initial cost estimates for each portion of the schedule, right down to the price of the flooring.
Here are a few more key services we offer during preconstruction:
- Value management
- Pricing of labor and materials
- Availability of materials
- Projected labor and current market conditions
- Trade-by-trade budgeting
- Detailed scheduling
- Long-lead procurement
- Cost reporting and management
- Escalation projections
- Site logistics planning, including public safety and security
From costs and budgeting to schedule and quality project execution, using the time leading up to construction wisely is the key to a smooth project.