"Measure Twice, Cut Once"

One of the keys to a successful project is our pre-construction services, when the greatest opportunity exists to have a positive impact on the cost, schedule and value of your project, long before construction begins in the field.  Our management team has the experience and expertise to provide you with timely and accurate information regarding project cost, schedule, alternative systems and materials, and other value-added alternatives that will help you make informed decisions to achieve the most value for your construction dollar and meet the needs of the end users at the same time.

With Clark Contractors, you have the added benefit of working with the same project team throughout pre-construction and construction for a seamless process from start to finish.

Our Pre-Construction Services include:

  • Work with Owner & A/E Design Team to:
    • Establish Acceptable Budget and Overall Project Schedule
    • Determine Site Conditions, Constraints & Phasing Requirements
    • Incorporate these requirements into the Construction Schedule & Bid Packages
  • Preliminary Project Schedule that incorporates Pre-Construction & Construction
  • Regular Project Meetings with the Owner & A/E Design Team
  • Schematic & Design Development Budget Estimates:
    • Solicit, Obtain & Evaluate Subcontractor/Supplier Budget Estimates
    • Provide Scope Description & Schedule of Values with Each Budget Estimate
    • Track Budget Estimates against Project Budget
    • Identify Cost Issues & Potential Cost Saving Alternatives
    • Evaluate Potential Cost Saving Alternatives
  • Evaluate LEED, Green Globes or other “Sustainable Design & Construction” Requirements
  • Advise on Selection of Building Systems, Materials & Equipment
  • Long Lead Items:
    • Schedule Early Bid Packages for Any Long Lead Delivery Items
    • Purchase/Pre-Purchase Any Long Lead Items necessary to meet the Project Schedule
    • Assign Long Lead Items to Successful Subcontractors at Later Date
  • Evaluate Value Engineering and Potential Cost Saving Alternatives:
    • 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
  • Prepare Bidder’s List and Submit for Owner Input & Approval
  • Subcontractor/Vendor Pre-Qualification
  • Guaranteed Maximum Price:
    • Bid Packages:
      • Bid Invitations
      • Instructions to Bidders
      • Plans, Specifications & Addenda
      • Scope of Work
      • Construction Schedule
      • Project Conditions & Constraints (If Any)
    • Solicit Sub/Vendor Bids
    • Receive and Analyze Bids from Subcontractors & Vendors
    • Establish & Submit Guaranteed Maximum Price, Scope Description & Clarifications
  • Obtain Any Permits Necessary for Construction
  • Issue Subcontracts/Purchase Orders to the Successful Subcontractors & Vendors
  • Set-Up Cost Controls for Construction

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