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Predesign construction estimating services is our specialty!  Every building has its own requirements such as proposed site, program areas, quality and performance expectations.  Our construction management consulting experience allows us to accurately convert project characteristics to construction costs when very little information is available.

Accurate budgeting sets the foundation for effective cost management and must clearly communicate construction costs aligned with project requirements to all stakeholders.  This provides the design team with the room they need to design a facility that meets the project requirements and which the team can be proud of.

For owners and architects, the best time to realize savings is during predesign or early concepts when the least amount of effort is required to change the design.  In an ideal world, the project budget should be set when the functional area estimate, concept design, and system narratives are reconciled and complete. 

Our construction consulting firms budgeting & benchmarking construction estimating services include:

Feasibility Stage

  • Establish a realistic budget

  • Similar project cost benchmarking studies

  • A range of hard & soft costs

  • Site selection cost evaluations

  • Local market conditions

  • Project options evaluation

Program Budget Stage

  • Detailed Functional Program Area Cost Plan

  • Reconcile quality expectations with cost

  • Project options evaluation

  • Net-to-Gross floor area development

  • Functional Program revenue projections

  • Establish realistic local Construction Cost standard

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

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