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Pre-construction

Pre-construction is the most crucial phase of the construction process. During this phase we will provide coordination expertise throughout conceptual planning, support the development of the budget and schedule, implement the reporting procedures, review the design and construction plans, and assist with bidding and awarding contracts. This phase is designed to save time and money, and to ensure a more efficient construction phase.

The McCloud Group's pre-construction services include:

Schematic Design and Approval Phase:

  • Development of a project budget
  • Document project organization and procedures
  • Development of a master schedule
  • Establish and monitor a detailed design schedule
  • Estimate design concepts and compare to cost models
  • Identify value engineering and life-cycle cost study areas

Design Development and Approval Phase:

  • Monitor the design development schedule
  • Review plans and specifications for technical accuracy and coordination of engineering disciplines
  • Estimate final design development package
  • Identify long-lead delivery items for early purchasing
  • Identify pre-qualification criteria for contractors and suppliers

Construction Document Phase:

  • Establish final procurement strategies
  • Review plans and specifications for technical accuracy and coordination of engineering disciplines
  • Recommend contract provisions
  • Prepare bidding documents
  • Bid long-lead materials and equipment
  • Update master schedule
  • Establish and monitor detailed construction document schedules
  • Finalize pre-qualification of contractors and suppliers

Bid and Award Phase:

  • Prepare advertisements for bidding
  • Conduct pre-bid conferences
  • Manage issuance of addenda
  • Receive and analyze bids
  • Recommend award of contracts
  • Negotiate contracts

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