Pre-Construction

Great Southwestern understands that projects that finish on-time and on-budget are the result of thorough planning, and the anticipation and quick resolution of potential issues before construction begins. Our expertise in pre-construction services is based on years of industry experience, and the skills and knowledge of our pre-construction team.

Great Southwestern offers the following pre-construction services from the earliest project planning stages through project completion.

Conceptual Budgeting/Estimating

With the benefit of our extensive historical database of qualified subcontractors and experienced, skilled personnel, we produce extremely accurate conceptual cost estimates early in the design process, as well as accurate cash flow forecasts.

Multiple Cost Estimates at Various Stages of Design

Great Southwestern has the capability of providing detailed cost estimates at every stage of the design process. This information enables the project design team to evaluate costs and modify the design, if necessary. We anticipate pricing adjustments throughout the design process and provide clients with updated pricing, including the specific cost impact of each design modification and detailed justification.

Constructability Reviews and Value Engineering

Great Southwestern’s pre-construction and construction teams will review every phase of project design and engage in value engineering and/or analysis from project inception through final completion. Our team will review plans and specifications in search of excessive costs and opportunities for design improvements. In the process of value engineering, we will identify the design and/or construction methodology that improves the economics of the project and make appropriate recommendations to the project team.

On previous projects, Great Southwestern’s input in pre-construction activities and value engineering has provided significant cost savings for clients. Our clients realize maximum return when we are involved early in the planning and design processes, and we will continue to offer cost-saving ideas throughout the life of the project.

Construction Schedule

Great Southwestern’s pre-construction services team initiates the preparation of the resource-loaded construction schedule, identifying and analyzing critical dates and durations of job tasks and deliveries with respect to major project milestone dates. Beginning in the pre-construction phase, we will provide updates, including projected cash flows, throughout the entire project.

Advance Purchase of Long Lead Items

Great Southwestern assists the project team in identifying materials with long lead times, and purchasing these items in advance to meet the construction schedule.

Efficient Pricing Models to Maximize Value

Great Southwestern has proposed and utilized a variety of pricing models on previous projects, and will work with the client to ensure an optimal pricing solution.