Modular Bathroom Construction at University of Michigan
Pre-Construction
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Pre-Construction

 

At the core of our pre-construction approach is the belief that clients can benefit from our nearly 100 years of experience. We’ve been working with project owners for a long time; getting to understand their expectations and needs. We balance that with a deep understanding of issues that can affect design, budget and schedule. Offering more than traditional cost estimating, we tailor our process to reduce risk, identify and resolve issues, and account for costs.

We engage the on-site team during the design and procurement phases in order to identify objectives, assess risk and implement tools to mitigate those risks. Our aim is to provide a seamless transition from design through construction. We bring to the table strong leadership, open communication, information sharing, innovative technology and years of know-how.

Construction is complex; and a formal, systematic approach is required to reduce risk and eliminate problems. By applying our best practices before the first shovel ever strikes dirt, our specialized teams develop accurate information regarding project cost, associated risks and additional options that deliver considerable value for the dollar.

Here are some of our capabilities in Pre-Construction Services:

Project Feasibility

  • Identify key facility drivers
  • Assist with business plan
  • Develop project pro forma
  • Develop incentive strategy
  • Lead negotiations with government authorities
  • Review design basis
  • Develop program milestones
  • Identify financial partners
  • Provide land acquisition services
  • Provide government relations plan
  • Design support
  • Develop risk management plan
  • Perform constructability review
  • Develop preliminary schedule
  • Implement best practices

Planning

  • Programming
  • Identify Owner’s goals and objectives
  • Space planning
  • Conceptual design
  • Site surveys and evaluations
  • Facility surveys and building condition report
  • Site feasibility assessments
  • Furniture and equipment test fits
  • Site logistics review
  • Building evaluation studies
  • Building renderings
  • Interior renderings
  • LEED/sustainability analysis

Design

  • Review Owner’s goals and objectives
  • Review A/E basis of design
  • Direct design and engineering professionals
  • Write design Control Plan
  • Conduct and participate in design meetings
  • Perform constructability reviews
  • Perform document reviews and management
  • Perform Value Engineering analysis
  • Provide guidance on materials selection
  • Provide guidance on building systems
  • Provide guidance on delivery methods
  • Coordinate subcontractor design assist
  • RFI documentation and management

Estimating / Scheduling

  • Prepare preliminary budgets
  • Provide budget upgrades
  • Provide “what if” cost scenarios
  • Prepare Value Engineering costs
  • Provide comparative cost analysis
  • Provide life cycle operations costs
  • Prepare preliminary schedule
  • Manage schedule
  • Provide schedule optimization
  • Identify long-lead items

Contract / Construction Administration

  • Prequalify subcontractors
  • Write bid package scopes
  • Prepare and issue bid packages
  • Review subcontractor bids
  • Select subcontractors
  • Expedite construction process
  • Assist in permitting
  • Develop Quality and Safety plans
  • Provide cost accounting
  • Provide document control
  • Provide GreenWISE℠ analysis & plan

Project Examples

EnviroFocus Technologies Battery Smelter & Recycling Facility

Walbridge provided pre-construction services for this $80 million project, including defining building and process requirements.

Twin Creeks Technologies Solar Cell Manufacturing Plant

As part of this $29 million project, Walbridge provided pre-construction services that included site selection, and definition of building and process requirements.

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