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Step 1: The Pre-Construction Phase (Design Development)

Step 1: The Pre-Construction Phase (Design Development)

by Proforma Construction, April 27, 2016

Pre-construction services can provide owners with a formal approach for developing cost, scope, and schedule to execute the construction on time and in control.

The pre-construction, or design phase, is central to the success of the entire project. Yes, the entire project’s success is built upon the process before the first brick is even set in place. We develop a thorough process of understanding the project, outline a strategy, and assemble a dedicated team to get the job done. Before the project begins, we develop a thorough understanding of the chief’s business goals and align the project goals accordingly. Learn what the pre-construction phase is and what it takes to truly have the project under control.

What does the process entail?

Meeting with the client is imperative to the process because they are defining the project, and we get a better sense of whom we are working with. Finding out the objectives, and resolving any questions that the client may have is important as well.

The outcomes of the pre-construction effort.

The main outcome is a firm and plausible schedule, project scope, and cost estimate for the business owner. The cost estimate is dependent on how accurate the client requires it. The following can also be provided via the pre-construction process.

  • Procurement plan
  • Execution plan
  • Project scope
  • Engineering
  • Evaluations as specified by client
  • Basis of design
  • Integrated Project Schedule
  • Risk analysis
  • Utility requirements
  • Cash curve
  • Constructability review
  • Equipment list
    • Options for alternative cost-saving equipment
    • Analysis of different equipment approaches
  • City/county requirements
  • General arrangements
  • Site plan and site evaluation
  • Evaluation of decisions to be made such as expansion/upfit versus new facility
  • Analysis of the cost impact of materials and product
  • Suggestions such as ways to save money and/or expedite the project timeline

When looking for a general contractor in the Bay Area, we encourage you to contact Proforma Construction. We have a team of professionals who are equipped to meet all of your commercial construction needs and exceed all of your expectations. Whether you need a Pleasanton contractor or have a project in the surrounding California area, we’re here! Call us today to see what our services can do for you.