Pre Construction

your team | your project

We think our approach is a little bit different than what you might expect and you'll appreciate the difference from the very beginning. First of all, it is your project and your team. We accept the role as General Contractor/Construction Manager.

the project schedule

Our aim is to consistently finish on time or ahead of deadlines. We utilize state-of-the-art scheduling software, in concert with our years of experience and that of our project managers, superintendents and selected subcontractors to create extremely detailed schedules. There are daily critical-path charts for our superintendents and clients appreciate easy-to-read weekly time-line bar graphs.

a different experience

Our clients notice a difference from the very beginning as we place intense importance on communication during every phase and attention to details. Even our estimating process is different. We use the industry's most advanced construction estimating and accounting software, and a past-project data base that yields accurate, detailed, line-item budgets and analysis early in the design stage.

pre-construction services

  • Involvement in all team meetings

  • Develop, monitor and update pre-construction master schedule

  • Design analysis from concept through final drawings

  • Review of design for constructability

  • Research/recommend the best materials/techniques

  • Establish and monitor budgets at each stage

  • Detailed cost information for every component

  • Cost saving recommendations

  • Early review of plans with local building officials

  • Pre-qualify subcontractors

  • Solicit bids from all sub/trade categories

  • Organize bids for your review

  • Negotiate and execute agreements

  • Apply for and obtain building permits

  • Establish construction schedule

  • Lead job site pre-construction meeting and mobilize

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