Traditionally, Pre-construction involves performing preliminary planning and engineering in order to define the project, identify potential issues, and analyze cost impacts. Charles Construction Services defines Pre-construction as defining the project scope, schedule, and cost as early as possible with the most efficient use of resources and money. Our Pre-construction efforts ultimately help the owner determine if the project is even viable or not. If viable, Pre-construction defines the scope of work enough to determine a firm cost and schedule for the project.
There are a number of benefits for the owner. Many of our clients use our Pre-construction process as the basis for their capital project appropriation process. Most importantly, the owner has a defined basis to make an informed decision. The Charles Construction Services Pre-construction process takes out many of the unknowns of a project and reduces risks for the owner. We can also identify areas for potential cost savings. The clients we work with like to evaluate the different scenarios upfront and have a defined path to construct the project prior to funding approval.