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What is Pre-Construction? Why is it Important?

It is better to over-plan than not! Pre-construction services determine the duration, budget, scheduling, and more to ensure that your building project successful. Assessing and planning help mitigate risks, save you money in the long run, and ensure that your project is safe. 

Starting a new building project can be daunting. The more you plan, the more you save on headaches and challenges down the road. Trust Northwest Builders to make the process a breeze. If you live in Northwest Wisconsin, contact us today to learn more about how we can help!

What to Expect When Pre-Construction Begins

Existing Condition Analysis

Before construction can begin, we need to address the necessary conditions to start your project. These conditions typically include economic, zoning, environmental, and existing land uses. The comprehensive plan provides data and surveys to best ensure a solid foundation for the development and avoid potential obstacles.

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Building Information Modeling is the foundation of digital transformation in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. We utilize BIM to create and manage data throughout design, construction, and operations processes. This keeps information readily and easily available throughout the entire project lifecycle.

Permitting & Entitlements

Once the design process is complete, it is essential to obtain permits and entitlements. It can be a frustrating process navigating through a mix of local, state, and federal regulations, which is why it is important to plan ahead and secure a team well versed in obtaining permits. 

Cost Estimating & Control

The next step in successful pre-construction is cost estimation and budget control. Determining the project's pricing, materials, labor, and more will help your project stay within the time frame and save you money.

Considering the budget, updating cost, and accounting for time are just a few of the actions that Northwest Builders take to ensure that your project is a success. Contact us today to discuss pre-construction services.

Strategic Plan Development

The more planning is completed prior to construction taking place, the more time and money are saved! Developing a strategic plan for scheduling, phasing, and logistics keeps your project on track and within budget. It also considers potential setbacks and how to approach them best.

Material Procurement

Material procurement is the process of ordering, assembling, and staging the materials needed to complete your project. The more planning finished ahead of time, the smoother the construction phase will run. Along with obtaining materials, this is also the step where equipment rentals are secured. Procurement ensures that your project stays on schedule and within budget!

There Are Endless Benefits to Planning Ahead

Before picking up the tool belt for your next construction project, it is essential to plan ahead. The preconstruction phase encompasses all of the activities in a construction project prior to construction. It saves you money, time, helps handle roadblocks with ease, and ensures better results! 

To learn more about the importance of pre-construction services, don't hesitate to get in touch with Northwest Builders today!