A strong foundation is the key to any successful commercial construction project. Considering the many elements that need to be planned and executed, pre-construction is often a complex process that is best completed by a skilled team of commercial construction professionals.
What is Pre-Construction?
Pre-construction is the earliest stage in the commercial construction process. During this initial stage, the client, contractor and any other necessary parties come together to discuss and plan the details of the project at hand. This typically includes analyzing the overall cost, scope and scheduling of the project as a whole along with discussing design decisions, engineering evaluations, building material requirements, risk analysis, and much more.
At Emerald C’s, we begin each of our commercial construction projects with in-depth preplanning that is tailored to our clients’ business objectives. Our primary goal during the pre-construction phase is to have a complete understanding of our clients’ unique vision for their space and make those expectations a reality.
Our team of construction experts can provide reliable estimates of your project before final construction documents are available. By working together, we are able to offer our clients a detailed plan that includes total budget evaluations based on their design needs. The ability to develop these reliable budgets based on early concept drawings (or even just discussions) allows our clients to proceed with financing and/or cost evaluation of their options for a new space, expansion, or consolidation.
The Benefits of Pre-Construction
Develops a clear plan
In order for a project idea to be turned into a reality, there needs to be a proper plan set in place by a professional construction company who understands the building process. Pre-construction planning will define the scope, scheduling and cost of your commercial construction project, creating a clear plan of action that is easy to follow for every party involved.
Provides accurate budget estimates
A complete estimation of cost requirements for a commercial construction project allows companies to plan and budget their funds to achieve a successful project outcome. Additionally, identifying the costs before beginning a project will give companies the chance to make any necessary adjustments to meet their individual budget needs.
When it comes to commercial construction projects, there are problems that are bound to arise. Pre-construction services help to identify any potential risks and issues by addressing certain concerns ahead of time such as permit requirements, site evaluation, building material and equipment requirements, and scheduling. Discussing these factors prior to the building phase ensures clients a more successful project execution.
Our Pre-Construction Services Include:
Initial pre-construction meeting and routine follow-ups
This initial kickoff meeting is meant for getting a firm understanding of our clients’ commercial construction project objectives. After learning more about your overall goals and budget, our team will also meet with you several more times throughout the pre-construction phase to stay up to date on our progress and allow for any changes to be made.
After our initial meeting, Emerald C’s will evaluate the full scope of your project. This evaluation covers all the big items, like project viability and conceptualization along with needs and expectations that are unique to you and your business.
Accurate budget estimates
Once the details have been evaluated, our team will be able to provide an accurate and reliable cost estimate for your project. There are cases where multiple budgets are presented to our clients as we continue to work through various options to find a solution that fits both your wants and needs. Our mission is to always provide our clients with a final budget that meets their goals.
Selecting materials & equipment
The selection of materials and equipment needed for a job is another valuable part of the pre-construction process. At Emerald C’s, our team of professionals will help you procure industry-leading materials and equipment to ensure unbeatable quality and results.
We understand the importance of staying within budget. That is why Emerald C’s offers reliable value engineering methods to ensure accurate estimates and cost-effective commercial construction projects, every time.
Now it is time for us to visit the construction site and look at the site’s overall feasibility. In other words, we will be checking to see if the site is a good fit for the requirements of your specific project and pinpointing any future issues and costs that could arise during the construction process.
Certain permissions are required for any commercial construction project, including but not limited to building permits and site plan approvals. It is especially important to get these approvals finalized during the pre-construction phase of your project to avoid any unexpected obstacles once construction begins.
Creating a schematic design
A schematic design is the start of defining the space of your commercial construction project. Think of this as a rough draft that is meant to give clients their first visual on what their project may look like once completed. This design can be adjusted during the pre-construction phase in order to perfectly meet your needs and vision.
Why is Pre-Construction Important?
Good pre-construction services will give clients accurate estimates of their projects’ cost and scheduling to ultimately determine if they can continue to the next steps. With the proper pre-construction planning, a new build can quickly lead to miscommunication issues, delays and other unforeseen problems throughout the building process. Ultimately, pre-construction planning builds the foundation of every commercial construction project and ensure the best possible outcomes for success.