Preconstruction services is the key.
Our well-honed expertise in preconstruction services not only distinguishes us from our competition but it is particularly beneficial to our clients because therein lies the key to a successful project. At project inception, we work with our clients to properly structure their project for maximum efficiency and its ultimate success. As a result, clients realize a greater sense of control and encounter far fewer surprises during the course of construction.

Advancing the client’s goals.
We recognize that every building is unique and every owner or developer has specific requirements. With these priorities in mind, we manage the project budget and schedule to achieve the client’s objectives and we keep the project team focused on those goals as well.

Empowering the team.
We also understand that a project’s ultimate success is directly dependant on the project team’s successful performance. Therefore, we ensure that all team members continually have the necessary tools, information, and communication to effectively perform their scope of work within the project’s budget and schedule constraints.

Controlling and reducing costs.
We are more than just a value added service — we control and often times, reduce overall project costs by streamlining the project, minimizing change orders, avoiding unnecessary schedule delays, and increasing the functionality of the facilities.

Services include:
  • Team Selection - Facilitate the selection process of the project team including the design consultants and construction contractors.

  • Contracts - Evaluate, negotiate, manage, and administer prime contracts for design and construction services.

  • Reliable Budget - Assist the client with developing a detailed, reliable project budget.

  • Control Costs - Actively manage and control costs throughout the design and construction phases to achieve the established budget.

  • Comprehensive Planning Schedule - Develop and manage the project’s comprehensive planning schedule that includes deadlines for design activities, agency approvals, client decisions, third-party input, procurement, project phasing and construction.
  • Agency Approvals - Oversee project team's responsibilities in achieving timely agency approvals including building permits.

  • Coordinate Drawings - Work with the design team, contractors and users to generate a properly coordinated set of drawings to reduce coordination issues in the field and potential change orders.

  • Constructability Review - Orchestrate a constructability review of the drawings prior to bidding to minimize change orders.

  • Estimate Review - Review general contractor milestone estimates for fair pricing and the inclusion of proper and complete scope. This helps to ensure that the estimate is a reliable prediction of construction costs.

  • Bid and Bidder Evaluation - Review the subcontractor bid list to ensure the caliber and qualifications of the subs meet the requirements of the project. Review bid analyses to verify that the General Contractor has selected the correct and complete low bid.

  • Value Engineering - Manage the value engineering process as a tool to control costs without significantly detracting from the quality or intent of the design.

  • Monitor Team - Monitor designers and contractors for adherence to project schedule and budget.

  • Progress Meetings - Attend design and construction meetings on the client’s behalf to review project progress and the flow of documentation and information.

  • Communication - Facilitate team communication, collaboration, and problem solving.

  • Timely Decision Making - Provide information and recommendations required for the client to make timely, sound decisions to achieve the project’s deadlines.

  • Invoice & Change Order Review - Review invoices, change orders, and add services for adherence to contract terms and fair market value.

  • Coordination - Coordinate with the client’s vendors and staff.

  • Project Status - Report project status to client at regular intervals.

  • Punch List Resolution - Ensure that the punch list resolution process is built in to the schedule, completed in a proper and timely manner, and coordinated with user move-in.

  • Project Close-out - Facilitate project close-out and warranty follow-up.