Our experience has taught us that getting involved early is the key. By doing so, we are better able to understand the project as it relates to owners’ needs and expectations. The pre-construction process involves delivery methods, accurate conceptual and detailed cost estimating, logistics planning, scheduling and selection of the best building systems for a particular project.
Our extensive history of completed projects provides historical analysis and also allows us to finish our jobs on time and as efficiently as possible. This empowers our estimating team with invaluable information to provide accurate, realistic numbers.
We develop and maintain a master schedule, which identifies long lead times, as well as design milestones, permits and approvals, early bid package and phasing.
Our goal during the pre-construction process is to eliminate surprises once construction begins, and to build the project as cost effectively as possible. This is a collaborative effort between subcontractors, owner, architect, design-build consultants, structural and mechanical engineers, and our management team.
Since 1985, our in-house construction estimating team has provided timely and accurate estimates to our clients. Our team works diligently to prepare a detailed quantity take-off to compare with the subcontractor pricing and historical costs. Our extensive knowledge of each trade enables us to compile accurate and detailed estimates.
Whether you have an architect or just a sketch on a napkin can play a valuable role in bringing your vision to reality. And, once the architects and consultants are chosen, we’ll work together to provide the highest quality building, within your targeted budget and on schedule.
Value engineering can take on different meanings, and often has a negative connotation within the construction industry. We strive to make changes that reduce costs while keeping the design intent of the building intact. Our primary role in the planning and design phase is to get involved early in order to identify the most cost-effective means of accomplishing the client’s objectives. Our extensive experience with a wide variety of building types and market segments enables us to bring forth new and innovative ideas that have a direct impact on the performance and cost of the building.
Successful completion of construction projects requires the right people, the right approach and the right attitude. Our experienced construction team has a proven ability to navigate the broad range of regulatory, technical, financial and schedule challenges. We believe that establishing and maintaining high standards for technical quality, creative problem solving, professionalism and ethics are prerequisites for developing effective relationships with the entire construction team and key to realizing the financial and schedule goals of any project.
Our construction team is experienced with the implementation of project control systems ranging from simple document tracking to integrated systems that track project issues. We recognize that different projects have differing needs, and we pride ourselves on our ability to identify the right solution.
The design-build process works closely with key subcontractors and consultants from conceptual design throughout completion of the construction drawings and specifications. Plans and specifications are reviewed in detail with the trades at key milestones to determine actual costs, identify LEED materials and develop a list of alternatives for the owner to consider. Continuous review of local construction costs by the design-build team assures a project design remains within budget and is completed on time.