Teamwork is essential during this phase.
The Preconstruction Manager and Designer sit down with the client to configure a cohesive plan. The most important component to these meetings is the client is heard. Aiken Mitchell desires to understand the client and what they do, focus on their vision for their process and facility, then devise a plan to accomplish and exceed client expectations.
In some cases this process includes a preconstruction and schematic design proposal, but in others it may include a total budget evaluation based on the layout either decided in previous meetings or a pre-existing layout provided by the client.
The most important aspect of the preconstruction process is recognizing potential risks and mitigating them for both the client and Aiken Mitchell.
We are able to search and determine possible problematic areas and work proactively to prevent them. – Stuart Jernigan, Preconstruction Manager
Aiken Mitchell answers the questions the client wants to know. We take time to answer, in detail, who, what, where, when, and why. Not only for the client’s sake, but to ensure we’re building the facility that includes the functions and features you want built.
- Site Analysis
- Site Due-Diligence
- Conceptual Estimating
- Feasibility Analysis
- Subcontractor Prequalification
- Developing Project Scope of Work
- Process Layout/Process Integration
- Value Engineering
- Return On Investment (ROI)
Preconstruction serves a pivotal role in the Design-Build process. Preconstruction speeds up the project tremendously, which in turn saves time and money. By incorporating preconstruction, the Design-Build team can remain one step ahead at all times, also improving the team dynamic. Building relationships with your Design-Build team early on, will contribute to the overall functionality and success of the project.