Brasfield & Gorrie provides preconstruction services for more than 90 percent of the projects we are awarded, and we view the preconstruction phase as the most critical part of any project. The budgeting, reviewing, phasing, planning, and procurement services we perform during this phase are an integral part of the project’s overall success. In addition, the relationships we develop with the owner and architect will be essential throughout the life of the project.
Our goals during preconstruction are to provide accurate cost and schedule evaluations and establish a plan for successful construction. Early in the process, we identify and address budget parameters, schedule constraints, phasing requirements, and quality expectations. We also provide creative ideas and strategies to ensure a high level of value in the finished product. During this process, we identify new technologies, innovative design ideas, and basic options that can be integrated into the project design to create an affordable, efficient facility.
Our pricing is among the most competitive, economical, and accurate in the industry. Because of our disciplined estimating process, our initial estimate is typically within 1 to 2 percent of the final contract amount. We pride ourselves on our ability to achieve a high accuracy level with the first estimate to ensure that the owner does not incur cost increases or change orders later in the building process.
Our preconstruction team provides a host of services:
- Preconstruction team development
- Project coordination and planning
- Budget development and reporting
- Value analysis
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) expertise
- Building information modeling expertise
- Lean expertise
- Constructability reviews
- Equipment review/coordination
- Work package scope development
- Subcontractor solicitation and prequalification
- Market trend analysis