Pre-construction Services / Negotiated Contract
Pre-construction services grew out of construction cost estimating to encompass the other activities in planning a project. The intent is to work with the project’s owner to help deliver a satisfactory project that meets the owner’s objectives. In addition to estimating, the preconstruction team participates in design decisions, evaluations, studies, value engineering, value analysis, scheduling, constructability reviews, and more. Design costs, permitting, land acquisition, and life-cycle costs may also be evaluated.
When providing pre-construction services, the general contractor may also be negotiating for project construction services. This may be accomplished by agreeing on a guaranteed maximum price for the project. The contractor then delivers the project. Typically the owner and the firm share any cost savings realized during construction.
This delivery method has been a mainstay for Kornhaas Construction over the years resulting in many repeat clients. Please contact us to discuss this method in greater detail.