Understanding Pre-construction Services
On a construction project, pre-construction services cover all the planning and coordination prior to actual construction. Typically, it is during the pre-construction phase that the project team determines the scope of the project, set the budget, and choose the construction materials during this phase. Consequently, all of these activities are crucial for streamlining the process. The following are the essential steps in the pre-construction phase that are integral to the project’s success.
Defining the Project
Pre-construction services begin with the initial meeting between the client and contractor to discuss the requirements and design parameters of the project. The communication needs to be open and direct to ensure the project scope is clear to all parties. Focusing on this initial step helps in reducing the project’s timeline and the budget.
Deciding the Location
The site and its condition have a significant impact on the overall cost and schedule of the project. Therefore, pre-construction services should incorporate site evaluation early in the process to address any issues that might need to be addressed during site work.
Setting the Budget
Meeting the owner’s requirements and preferences are foremost while estimating the project budget. Budgeting pre-construction services involve assessing the construction materials, labor, schedule, regulatory requirements, and the condition of the site. After a detailed review, the budget must be realistic to meet the owner’s expectations entirely.
Scheduling the Project
Finally, a schedule is made to assure the project is completed within a reasonable timeframe.
Pre-construction services need to accurately define client expectations by setting a task-by-task schedule can make a vast difference in the efficient execution of the project.
Finishing the Details
When the parties have signed an agreement authorizing the builder to complete the construction project on the owner’s behalf, there may be final details to wrap up before breaking ground. These essential tasks in the pre-construction services include soil-testing, submission of the plan to the municipality, and procuring permits.
FI•CON conducts thorough pre-construction services to assure we meet our customers’ expectations. FI•CON fabrication and construction services can meet the most challenging projects. By combining these two services and our strategic engineering partnerships, we can design, construct, and customize a project to meet your building and fabrication requirements. We work in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, ports, mining, education, warehousing, health care, retail, and water treatment. To discuss your next project contact us at ficonusa.com or (386) 792-3060.