Our pre-construction team works with clients to perform preliminary feasibility studies in order to define the project, identify potential issues and analyse cost impacts. Defining the project scope, schedule and cost as early as possible to align with project budget and objectives allows our clients to determine if the project is viable.
Identifying Project Deliverables
We use the pre-construction process to evaluate the constructability of the project, determine the level of accuracy against budget, and identify opportunities for value engineering. To achieve this we can provide our clients with the following intelligence:
- Comprehensive technical due diligence reports
- Project scope
- Execution plan
- Risk and opportunity analysis and management plans
- Construction programmes and management plans
- Technical Design Management for RIBA Stages 1-5
- Cost plans
- Cash flows
- Integrated Project Schedules
- Procurement plans
- Site plan and site evaluation
- Analysis of the manufacturing process and products
BIM and Digital Construction
Once determined if the project is viable – and if required to deliver at Level 2 BIM status – we can work directly with the appointed project BIM Co-ordinator. We understand that collaboration is at the very heart of BIM, so to achieve optimal implementation during pre-construction we will ensure the contractors and sub-contractors work alongside the designer when creating the asset model. This will lay the foundation for connecting those building the asset with the design team.
This process ensures the client and the design team align expectations to provide more accurate cost estimates and schedules, as well as product selection and clash detection/prevention. When working with our clients we use the model to create an accurate visual representation of the asset. This allows us to validate costs and manage risk, which means the team can catch any design errors or omissions before construction starts in order to minimise any rework.