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    Preconstruction Services Phoenix

    Preconstruction Services Phoenix

    Welcome to Atchison Construction. We provide preconstruction services in Phoenix Arizona.  As a commercial contractor serving the Phoenix Valley for both residential and commercial proejcts we wanted to take the time to explain what preconstruction services are, and how they work.

    Evaluation of overall Project – Our main preconstruction company goal is to create sufficient insight, communication and thought that the overall picture will be understood by all of the participants of the project.

    I. Foundation – A solid foundation must be built for the project to reach success. We can help:

    • Create programs for project that identifies expectations and needs upfront
    • Finalize appearance, conceptual size and material quality for construction
    • Create floor plans that emphasize flows of the production process
    • Finalize team members of project including inspectors and consultants

    II. Analysis of site – We are making sure that the site will conform to the requirements needed of the construction project without future surprises or excessive costs. This includes:

    • Creation of overall master plan for the site – traffic circulation, confirm parking, and landscaping
    • Overview of soil analysis (with consultants) – ensure adequate foundation design
    • Assess the capacity of infrastructure, proposed routing and location

    III. Agency approval assistance – Our experience and relationships in the industry will make it easier to meet the following requirements:

    • Approval of design and presentation to architectural control committee
    • Permitting: Building permits and site plan approvals
    • Connection and Tie in permits with utility companies

    IV. Cost saving engineering – We make sure the work to be completed will conform to the budget, and suggest cost saving areas based on our previous experiences. We will:

    • Prepare project estimates utilizing estimating systems
    • Analyze budget vs. conceptual estimate requirements
    • Provide you with an analysis of the life cycle cost of specified materials
    • Offer secondary solutions including schedule, cost and quality impact

    V. Review Constructability  – We want to ensure that the project that is being designed is accurately reflected in the plans. We also want to take this opportunity to clarify and simplify details consistently with industry practices to ensure that bidders don’t give you high prices contingencies.

    • Review documents for oversights, thoroughness, and inaccuracies
    • Evaluate proposed systems, product delivery and materials
    • Overview of concerned areas
    • Solicit supplier input and subcontractors
    • Offer secondary solutions
    • Team consensus obtainment

    VI. Controlling of Costs  – At this part of the project, we will take a final look at the cost and scope of the project to ensure we are on budget before completing the finalized design. At this point we will:

    • Refine cost models and conceptual estimating
    • Develop lump sum or GMP project cost
    • Detailed review of the cost estimates with executives and design team
    • Solicit input from subcontractors similar to market conditions
    • Prepare estimate of final project cost
    • Provide management of cash flow

    VII. Project Scheduling  –  From start to finish, we will schedule every aspect of the entire project. By identifying milestones before they happen, we can ensure the project will be pushed toward completion in a predetermined and organized manner. This process includes:

    • Design and define all construction events including milestones
    • Prepare final CPM and preliminary schedules using state-of-the-art software
    • Develop sequencing plan for project
    • Solicit input from subcontractors

    VIII. Facility Viability Analysis  – This is an opportunity to take a look at the viability of the construction project before committing large expenditures. This will help:

    • Make final decisions regarding life cost vs. first cost
    • Finalize financial statements including operation expenses

    VIII. Lead Item Management – Most preconstruction companies overlook this area. We get rid of hefty delays in the process by obtaining long lead items ahead of time until needed for the project. We will:

    • Identify long-lead delivery equipment and materials
    • Pre-qualify material and equipment vendors
    • Solicit award purchase and proposal orders where dictated in the schedule
    • Coordinate submittals of equipment packages
    • Expedite and verify delivery and fabrication

    X. Competitive Bidding – This is the area project where we receive competitive bids for all the trade work need for the construction project. Our process is simple and is mostly focuses on getting competitive prices bids. We are able to remove the need for change orders by sealing off loop holes during the bidding phase. Our process includes:

    • Create big packages for each of the different trades needed for the project
    • Host prequalifying interviews with subcontractors
    • Select 2-3 bidders that are qualified
    • Receive proposals and distribute bidding documents
    • Complete a detailed analysis of bids and develop a comparison of each
    • Include architect and owner in evaluation process
    • Provide subcontracts to qualifies-selected firms

    XI. Safety Programs – We give you peace of mind with our industry recognized safety programs that protect, enforce and manage the safety of the workers on site.

    • Verify compliances that regulations for state, federal and local are being met
    • Provide safety plans specific to the project
    • Communicate that safety plan to site visitors and subcontractors
    • Provide on-going monitoring of safety to ensure best practice

    XII. Developing Relationships – Our goal is to ensure all of the participants of the project work together as partners. This makes a much more enjoyable experience for all parties included.

    • Conduct a partnering meeting where stakeholders can all express their individual ideas and concerns
    • Reinforce the concept of “team” at every available opportunity.
    • Create and Maintain an open-door policy
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