Preconstruction Services

LECESSE's Preconstruction Service Group provides our clients with critical information and expertise to assist them in the development phase of their projects. We have determined that proactive involvement during the preconstruction phase has the greatest potential influence on a project's final cost. Our extensive industry and specialized product knowledge allows the Owner to receive the absolute lowest possible first cost.

A comprehensive preconstruction process includes the following critical elements: identification of objectives; preconstruction scheduling; assessment of risk; collaborative effort; implementation of appropriate tools to mitigate the risks; and, of course, cost estimating. Our customized estimating system allows us to produce highly accurate cost forecasts in remarkable detail at the earliest stages of design development. Often we provide the owner with a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) before the architects and engineers have completed their final designs or specifications.

We thoroughly evaluate a number of factors during the preconstruction phase, and can provide the following expertise to benefit your project:

  • Schedule Analysis & Development
  • Design Management (as needed)
  • Agency Coordination & Estimating
  • Constructability Analysis
  • Value Analysis
  • Bid Packaging
  • Site Logistics Planning
  • Construction Buyout
  • Disruption Avoidance Planning
  • SWMBE Participation
  • Subcontractor Prequalification
  • Cost Consulting
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Total Cost of Ownership Analysis

Our preconstruction professionals rely on meticulous attention to detail to ensure positive outcomes. While historical data is invaluable in assessing whether an estimate is on track, it is important to remember that every job is unique and project parameters must be carefully considered. We do takeoffs on all materials to be used on the project, assigning a cost to each item to provide precise cost data.

Specialists in MEP, structural and architectural disciplines are all crucial to accurate estimating. In addition to defining project cost and schedule, our challenge is to identify and actively plan for construction issues that may place the budget and schedule objectives at risk. Therefore, we believe it is critical that we establish ourselves as an integral part of your team very early on in the process.

Reliability - With careful planning that includes fact finding, identifying project scope, and eliminating risk by thoroughly trouble shooting a project in advance, we eliminate the "what ifs" and find the best cost efficiencies for our clients. We have a solid reputation for transitioning smoothly from preconstruction to construction without any surprises in cost, schedule, or quality.