It requires a professional team to design a building that both meets project requirements and bids on budget. What sets Fourie Consultants apart from other construction consulting firms is our accuracy, attention to detail, and our ability to resolve cost issues early in the design process to minimizing cost-mandated redesign. Your project needs a construction estimating consultant who not only has in-depth cost management experience but who can effectively integrate and bring that expertise to a creative design team.

Our unique and practical approach is the marriage of three disciplines; construction cost consulting, estimating and value engineering.  We utilize our experience to deliver the best bid results for our clients all-the-while streamlining the design and construction process.  

At each milestone, we prepare and present the estimate in our usual Elemental format, an industry-standard format designed to clearly communicate construction cost to industry professionals.  Our format allows the owner and design team to clearly see what elements cost, where cost has changed and can serve as a guide to follow back to the budget.

Ultimately, subcontractor bids determine construction costs.  Fourie Consultants do not rely upon historic databases or cost indexes, instead, we conduct an independent subcontractor outreach and education campaign specifically for your project. Our process provides the design team with current project-specific pricing and local construction means and methods. Our process improves subcontractor coverage and that can save the client millions of dollars in the bid room.

The best bid results come from competitive bids between educated and engaged subcontractors, on a well-coordinated bid document set, that has been designed to a realistic budget by a cost informed design team.  Our services are structured to deliver that.

Conceptual Design Stage

  • Detailed Concept Level Cost Plan

  • Construction Cost standard for renovation projects

  • Include & accommodate specialist budgets (equipment) 

  • Net-to-Gross Functional Area comparison

  • Concept options evaluation 

  • Cost reduction and value engineering work sessions

  • Subcontractor outreach and education program

  • Constructability comments, BIM implementation

Design Milestones

  • Detailed design milestone estimates

  • Cost reduction and value engineering work sessions 

  • Include & accommodate specialist budgets (equipment) 

  • Integrate with the design team 

  • Cost informed design

  • Track scope, pricing, and market material fluctuation

  • Reconcile with CM/GC estimates (if selected) 

  • Subcontractor outreach & education program

  • Design & Construction Schedule review

  • Constructability review & BIM implementation

Construction Document Stage

  • Continuation of milestone services

  • Collaborate with CM/GC (if selected)

  • Subcontractor coverage evaluation

  • Subcontractor constructability work sessions

  • Subcontractor specification review

  • BIM model clash detection

  • Bill of Materials

Bid Stage

  • Bid document review

  • CM/GC bid analysis

  • General requirements analysis

  • General conditions analysis

  • Independent subcontractor scope sheets

  • Final bid vs estimate reconciliation

  • Schedule of values review

Construction Stage

  • Payment application verification

  • Change order estimates

  • Change order validation

  • Allowance review and management

  • Contingency review and management

  • Project closeout

3405 W. Swann Ave, Suite 5

Tampa, FL 33609

 

rfourie@fcicost.com

Tel: 813-919-9921

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