LEAD—SUPPORT—COLLABORATION
PRE-CONSTRUCTION

A Team Approach Mentality to Achieve the Excellence in Craftsmanship and Customer satisfaction
 

 In pre-construction phase, our first task is to get to know you, your needs, and your vision. Collaboration with Architect and design team is essential in order to establish budget and overall construction schedule.  For the ground-up project, other factors must be considered such as site condition and limitation, affecting the project.

Based on the available data, construction schedule and bid packages are gathered for the preliminary project schedule.  Before starting the construction, we will evaluate LEED and other Green Building requirement, which will affect the cost of construction.  In case there are permit issues with respect to zoning, parking, and compliance we will collaborate with other independent consultants who have worked for the City and are able to maneuver around obstacles to provide solutions to resolve complications. We will evaluate utility requirement as well as testing and inspection conditions. One we have gathered the most qualified bidders, with submit them to the client for approval.

The final stage is to negotiate and execute contracts between Client and Avandon. Then, Avandon will proceed to obtain necessary permit and Insurance certificates for the construction. In some cases, we may be required to obtain performance & payment bonds and/or Maintenance Bonds.

STEP BY STEP:
  • Critical Dates for Pre-Construction Activities
  • Critical Dates for the Issue of Plans & Specifications
  • Early Bid Packages & Procurement of Long Lead-Time Items
  • Shop Drawings, Submittals, Fabrication & Delivery of Long Lead Items
  • Schematic & Design Development Estimates
  • Sub/Vendor Bidding Process
  • Guaranteed Maximum Price
  • Permitting
  • Start of Construction
  • Construction Durations
  • Substantial Completion Date
  • Furniture/Fixtures/Equipment installation by the Owner (FF & E)
  • Projected Final Completion Date
  • Anticipated Certificate of Occupancy Date
  • Predicted Owner Occupancy Date
  • Evaluate Owner’s Project Budget
  • Identify Cost Issues & Potential Cost Savings
  • Establish Cost Guidelines for Schematic Design
  • Track Budget Estimates against Owner’s Project Budget
  • Identify Cost Issues & Potential Cost Savings
  • Evaluate Potential Cost Savings
  • Establish Cost Guidelines for Next Phase of Design
  • Schedule Early Bid Packages for Long Lead Delivery Items such as Steel, Elevators, Mechanical & Electrical Equipment, Etc.
  • Purchase/Pre-Purchase any Long Lead Items necessary to meet the Construction Schedule
  • Assign Long Lead Items to Successful Subcontractors at Later Date
  • Price Alternative Systems
  • Price Alternative Materials, Details and Construction Methods
  • Check Availability and Lead Times of Building Systems, Materials & Equipment
  • Review Systems and Details for Constructability & Economy
  • Evaluate Cost versus Benefit (Quality, Functionality & Value to the Owner and/or End User)
  • Bid Letters/ Invitations
  • Instructions to Bidders
  • Plans, Specifications & Addenda
  • Construction Schedule
  • Project Conditions & Constraints (If Any)
  • Solicit Sub/Vendor Bids
  • Estimate Self-Perform Work
  • Receive and Analyze Bids from Subcontractors & Vendors
  • Establish & Submit Guaranteed Maximum Price, Scope Description & Clarifications
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