When people think of a commercial construction project, they may just see the finished building as evidence of its success. But, that final product wouldn’t be possible without the pre-construction consultation services that save you money and time throughout your project.
When you use Decker Construction’s pre-construction consulting services, you end up with a building you can be proud of and the peace of mind that your contractor knew where to focus the project resources to ensure you got the most value possible. Read on to learn more about why these steps matter so much.
What Is Pre-Construction Consulting?
As with the building’s foundation, pre-construction consulting lays the foundation to ensure the project’s success. Pre-construction is taking the time to make crucial decisions and create success metrics before the project begins to maximize efficiency and mitigate any potential issues that may arise.
A reputable commercial construction company can guide you on design, budget, project timeline, and post-construction at the start to make the best use of money and resources. This initial phase requires transparent and frequent communication between the construction team and any additional project consultants.
Benefits of Pre-Construction Consulting
At Decker, our pre-construction consulting services provide you with more productive, efficient operations. Issues are bound to come up during your project, but the pre-construction consulting phase allows your construction team to use their experience to anticipate risks with project pieces such as permit requirements, site evaluation, material and equipment needs, and scheduling concerns.
Using pre-construction services allows you to:
- Align your expectations with what’s realistically possible.
- Anticipate and mitigate risks.
- Coordinate communication between all parties involved.
- Ensure legal requirements are met, and adherence to ADA regulations and zoning is maintained.
- Reduce the financial risk.
Pre-Construction Phase Components
Pre-construction encompasses many services that help strengthen the relationship between the project owner and the construction team.
The first step during pre-construction consulting focuses on determining the project scope. At this point, we listen carefully to your goals and what you envision for the space.
Once we have the project goals set, we decide on a realistic budget, thinking of ways to best use your financial resources and avoid wasting money.
Next, with the clear project scope and budget in mind, the construction team designs plans based on the size, layout, style, quality, materials, and systems requirements. Once the design plan is settled, each construction phase and schedule can be determined.
Materials that take a long time to arrive can mean the success or failure of your project. During the pre-construction consulting phase, the commercial construction consultant identifies the materials and equipment needed to complete the job, particularly those that need planning to order.
Permits and Inspections
Your commercial construction consultant should be able to evaluate and properly plan for the construction site, permit, and inspection requirements and resolve those before or during the construction process.
Establishing a mutually beneficial communication cadence is essential for a successful project. A pre-construction consultant should communicate clearly and transparently not only about the project’s progress but also about any issues that come up and what the construction team is doing to solve them before they become more significant problems.
Starting With Decker Helps You End With Success
Excellent pre-construction services set the foundation for a successful project, even before shovels hit the dirt. At Decker Construction, we pay close attention to every detail and keep your program, budget, and schedule requirements closely aligned. We listen closely to your needs, maximize value by making every dollar count, and arm each project for success with the most highly qualified subcontractor team members and vendors.
When you’re looking for quality construction services for your commercial building project in Gainesville, Florida, trust the experienced Decker team to bring your vision to life. Contact us today to get started.