There is general consensus in the construction industry that the best-built projects have many critical problems anticipated and solved in the Pre-construction Phase, before any construction begins. By far, the largest percentage of potential cost savings is identified through Owner / Architect / Construction Manager / Subcontractor cooperation before designs are finalized and before any subcontracts are awarded. Working with our network of construction trade specialists, The Big Gator’s Estimating – Purchasing – Project Management experience, in consultation with our subcontractor and supplier relationships, will be able to develop numerous cost savings and value engineering recommendations for all types of building systems during the Project Pre-construction Phase and continue throughout the project. We take an approach to eliminate unforeseen change orders by being involved at an early stage.
Our scope of Pre-construction Services typically proceeds as follows:
Consult with, advise, assist and make cost control and value engineering recommendations to the Owner and his design professionals on all aspects of the Project’s planning/designPrepare and periodically update a preliminary Construction Schedule and Cost EstimateStudy design alternatives for cost effectiveness and construction feasibilityReview drawings and specifications for coordinationDevelop subcontractor interest in the Project and prepare a list of prequalified subcontractor bidders for the approval of the Owner and his design professionalsDefine scopes of work for each building trade and assemble bid packagesObtain bids from approved subcontractorsFormalize the Project Construction ScheduleDevelop an accurate budget for the Project Construction for the Owner’s approvalRecommend to the Owner and his design professionals a schedule of procurement for materials and equipment which require long lead times for deliveryAward subcontracts and prepare contract documents