The construction project begins with the pre-construction stage, which involves planning the building design, securing permits, and gathering resources and labor required for construction.
Our pre-construction services provide the project owners with a formal approach that helps develop the construction costs, scope, and schedule- enabling the control and completion of the project on time.
The pre-construction stage is the foundation for the project’s success. It enables the project team to get organized and align with the owner’s project vision. Without this strong foundation, the construction project can become disorderly, leading to holes in the process, gaps in communication, and schedule delays.
The pre-construction stage has several steps:
Recruiting Project Management Team – The client first recruits members for the project team. They include; The project manager, owner’s representative, insurance provider, real estate attorney, general construction/ contract company, construction manager, architectural team, and the financing partners. The client then reviews with the lawyer which of the team members will act in a fiduciary role, those who will act at arms-length, and the potential conflicts of interest.
Project Definition – The client then confers with the design development professional to determine the energy and environmental design parameters and requirements. The objectives determined should be as concise as possible to allow for clarity in communication between the client, the builder, and the building design developer. Doing this will shorten the time the project will take to complete and establish the budget early in the process.
Project Timetable – The client and the team then review the project timetable to determine the project’s milestones, such as when the building will be ready for use. At this point, the client can identify two or three areas where there is the risk of potential delays; the permit process.
Site Evaluation – The site evaluation should be done carefully and earlier in the process because site location and conditions greatly impact the construction schedule and cost.
Project Cost Estimates involve evaluating the labor, schedule, materials, site condition, building codes, and regulatory requirements.
Agreement – A construction design-build agreement is then executed by the parties involved to authorize the builder to complete the building design on behalf of the owner. The agreement incorporates the owner’s design to establish the building materials, size, specifications, and finishes to determine the actual construction project cost.
Essential Tasks – After the agreement, the builder schedules.
This phase lasts from the moment physical construction ends to when the project will be turned over to the owner. In the process, several procedures and events occur:
The construction site is cleaned up.
All equipment is returned.
A list is made of all items that require further attention.
The items in the above list are addressed.
We hand over all construction documents related to the project to the project owner.
We take the project owner through the building to show them how to operate all the equipment and systems.
What We do
You Think, We Build
While working as a general contractor in the commercial sector, our team focuses on providing a complete set of services that free you from the burden of planning, constructing, and remodeling your building. This proactiveness enables us to deliver solutions for initial construction, and commercial remodel Abilene, TX residents can rely upon.
Through our services, we provide construction solutions for sectors including but not limited to: