The initial step of any project is the pre-construction process, including estimating, value engineering, schedule formation, site analysis and logistics. We spend a great deal of time in the pre-construction process phase. We have found that there is a direct correlation between the extensive efforts involved in the up-front planning and the success of the job. The better the plan, the better the project. The following services have been designed to make each job more cost-effective by minimizing delays and completing the project on time and under budget.
Estimating the budget is the primary step in effective project cost management. Our experience shows that the earlier our estimator is involved in the project, the better we are able to assist the owner and architects in making decisions consistent with the project objectives.
Our value engineering approach, when needed, is comprehensive, proactive and progressive. More than simply suggesting lower priced equipment or materials to reduce cost, it is a process unique to each customer, an on-going process that identifies goals for the facility and means to provide the highest value possible without compromising quality.
We schedule the entire project, from ground breaking to punchlist, in order to monitor and evaluate its progress. We use Microsoft Project to determine the most efficient scheduling route available. All major decision points are identified. The schedule is then updated bi-weekly to keep all members informed.
Site Analysis And Logistics
At the outset, we carefully examine all site aspects in order to achieve an accurate budget during the estimating process. These aspects include soil sampling, zoning requirements, drainage paths, utility requirements and municipality fee structures. We also coordinate all engineering and appropriate permits. Once on site, we continue to assess the project to determine safety management, site access, transportation routes and construction parking. By anticipating these concerns we can create an efficient and safe working environment.