The pre-construction phase is critical to the ultimate performance of the work. The services detailed in this section are intended to be performed in conjunction with the design team. It has been our experience that the final product can be substantially enhanced, from both a product and cost standpoint, if a builder's perspective is incorporated early in the design process. Opportunities to provide such services are largely governed by the method of contracting chosen for a given project.
Permit Review Meeting
Arrange and attend a preliminary permit meeting with the local governing agency. Help identify potential issues that could affect the project schedule. Establish lines of communication with affected inspection agencies.
Conceptual Budget Formulation
Review preliminary plans and project parameters. Develop an itemized, quantified and qualified budget, organized in CSI (Construction Specification Institute Format) 16 Division Format.
Preliminary Schedule Formulation
Consult with Architect and client, incorporate knowledge of the project scope, jurisdictional constraints, and material availability in developing a preliminary project schedule. Identify responsibilities and key project milestones.
Long Lead Time Item Identification
Review project required elements and assist the project team in identifying long lead items that could cause sequencing conflicts or delay the completion and beneficial use of the project.
Analyze the scope of work in each trade category and identify appropriate subcontractors who are qualified to perform this work. Subcontractors to be selected from exiting pre-qualified database and evaluated on the basis of experience, staffing capability, and financial stability.
Review the project elements and evaluate alternative cost effective substitutions or methods which will provide the client with improved value.
Final Budget Formulation
Review 80-90% documents, incorporate enhanced knowledge of the project, and develop a final hard budget suitable for a Guaranteed Maximum Price contract option.
Incorporate knowledge of the project scope, jurisdictional constraints, and material availability in developing a final construction schedule. Identify responsibilities and key project milestones. Incorporate direct owner contracts.
Pre-Release Select Materials
Expedite purchasing of long lead items to facilitate receipt of materials in the sequence of construction.