Preconstruction Services

  • Pre-construction Estimating Services
    • Feasibility Studies
      • Analysis of Site Development
      • Cost history analysis of building type / systems
    • Concept Estimates
      • Block Plan estimates
      • Estimates from School Programs / Area analysis
    • Schematic Estimate
      • More detailed estimate, typically based on early lay-out drawings identifying general room sizes and locations.
      • Narrative Specification and scope
    • Design Development Estimate
      • Detailed Documents identifying scope of work – usually lacking coordination details or specific detail information
      • Early Specifications (not vetted) typically provided with manufacturer information provided for non-standard items.
    • Construction / Bid Estimate
      • Detailed Documentation including full set of coordinated and detailed Drawings
      • Completed Specifications including Div 0 & 1 which identify all CM requirements for pricing the project
      • This phase of estimate is usually used to confirm previous budgets and decisions are still in-line and to assist in decisions regarding Bid Package presentation.
      • Assistance in identifying appropriate break-outs and Alternates within bid packages to
  • Value Management Services
    • Value Management logs and tracking throughout Design Process
  • Constructability Review
    • Document reviews throughout Design Process to assist in making sure documents are ready for construction.
  • Specialties
    • CT Schools / CT State DSE / BSF Coordination
    • LEED Coordination
    • Skilled Nursing / Assisted Living / Memory Care experience
    • Municipal Buildings and Detention experience
  • Experience and Resources
    • Sitework & Environmental-
      • Experience and Software for in-house estimates with Specialty trade input
      • Experienced Sitework Estimating – Partnership with local professionals
    • Building Trades –
      • In House take-off and pricing utilizing Historic Cost Database and detailed assembly database in Timberline Software.  Information harvested over many years of experience and maintained through constant contact and coordination with Construction Managers and Trade Subcontractors
    • MEP Trades –
      • In House take off and pricing for low to mid level documentation utilizing Cost History and In-house data.
      • External partnerships with MEP Estimating Consultants and Vendors to provide detailed pricing and analysis in the final stages of Design when the detail is provided.

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