All construction projects can benefit from pre-construction as the goal is to produce a quality set of bidding documents, minimize potential change orders, hold to a specific budget and maintain the project schedule.
This method allows Waveleone to participate as a consultant during the design process, improving communication between the owner and contractors. The project manager provides guidance on the capability and cost of proposed materials and sometimes offers less expensive, quality alternatives. This method may cost the owner more for the project managers time, but the contractor's suggestions on the affordability and construct ability can save them significant costs in materials and time.
Overall Project Evaluation
Understanding the scope of the work.
Understanding how the project will be constructed, create safety and logistics plans, especially important in occupied facilities. Safety on all of our projects is of the utmost importance.
Understanding the Approval Process
Permitting, licensing, commissioning, etc.
Offering cost and time saving ideas.
Making sure the plans and specifications are accurate, well-coordinated, and reflect the proper scope of the work.
Procurement and Bid Phase
Our estimating department establishes bidding processes, trade packages, and bid documents, identifies long lead items, holds or attends pre-bid appointments, solicits qualified bidders, and receives and analyzes bids. Working with the respective parties, we establish a final budget based on bids received, we award subcontracts, and we turn the project over to the Waveleone Operations staff to build.
During pre-construction, we develop not only a pre-construction schedule but the actual construction schedule so that all parties involved, including subcontractors, understand the flow of the project, start and finish dates.
We provide estimates at each design milestone to track costs and make necessary revisions should the budgets vary from the desired outcome.