Pre-construction services are used in planning a construction project before the actual construction begins. It is a modern practice, considered to be part of construction project management, which is the overall planning, coordination, and control of a project from inception to completion aimed at meeting a client’s requirements in order to produce a functionally and financially viable project.
In addition to estimating, the preconstruction team participates in design decisions, evaluations, studies, value engineering, value analysis, scheduling, constructability reviews, and more.
Traditionally, Preconstruction involves performing preliminary planning and engineering in order to define the project, identify potential issues, and analyze cost impacts. At Howe, we define Preconstruction as defining the project scope, schedule, and cost as early as possible with the most efficient use of resources and money. Our Preconstruction efforts ultimately help the owner determine if the project is even viable or not. If viable, Preconstruction defines the scope of work enough to determine a firm cost and schedule for the project.
Our Preconstruction team defines costs, schedule, and scope for the owner, while reducing risks. Owners are better equipped to make informed decisions about their capital investments. We are able to provide owners with the proper documentation they need to obtain project approval and funding.