Pre-Construction is arguably the most important portion of any project. It's where we bring the design ideas to life, organize the project, finalize the financials and get everyone ready to make your dreams come true. We find that a well orchestrated Pre-Construction phase can simplify and shorten the length of any construction in your home.
PLANNING & PREPARATION
BRINGING THE DREAM TO LIFE
During this phase our design team begins the process of transitioning the project from design to project management. This includes:
- Briefing the project manager on the scope and details of the project
- Developing the Construction Scope of Work
- Developing pricing on all the finishes that have been selected
- Outlining the material schedules that will be needed on the project
- Documenting the design minutiae that the sub-contractors will need at the job site
This process has been refined over the years to ensure that the hand off from the design phase to the construction phase of the project runs smoothly and efficiently and that the design comes to life.
MAKING SENSE OF THE NUMBERS
To get accurate pricing for your project, we schedule a Job Walk for all the sub-contractors that will be working on the project to look at the job site, ask pointed questions about scope, finishes, expectations, and timing. This allows us to receive detailed bids for each portion of the project.
Once we have received feedback from the sub-contractors, we then develop the line item proposal outlining all the costs associated with the project.
Our standard proposal template has an overview page, the line item proposal as well as a proposed payment schedule based on key payments at milestones throughout the construction process. We’ve found that this allows our clients to manage their money more effectively and to understand the financial impact of changes in scope of work.
LET'S GET GOING!
Once the proposal has been approved, we issue a Construction Contract along with the Proposal for signatures by all parties and begin project mobilization. Project mobilization includes:
- Development of a detailed construction schedule
- Securing our subcontractors schedules
- Ordering finishes and cabinetry
- Preparing the job site
- Scheduling delivery of bathroom facilities and dumpsters
Prior to the start of the actual construction, the project manager will meet with the client to ensure the job site and its preparation meets the expectations of our clients.