Pre-Construction Services

Estimating and Budget Development

Through the development of fully detailed line item by line item scopes of work for all trades/subcontractors, we can use that scope as the basis of a review with all team members. Through an interactive discussion we can ensure that all anticipated scopes are accurately included in the budget line items or create placeholders for yet to be defined scope. We use a blend of take offs, internal pricing, past experience, and subcontractor/supplier input to provide expert analysis and inform each budget line item. By effectively using alternates we can keep the base budget tight while allowing for the future inclusion of additional scope items as funding, bid results or contingencies that may permit.

Cost Savings Strategies & Solutions

Our team will continuously compare products, building methods, differing systems, the availability of goods and labor forces, review multiple phasing and logistics approaches, and/or recommend changes to project elements. By taking ongoing and interactive steps at each level of the design process if the appropriate timing allows and estimate to make sure the projects costs are aligned with the project’s financial goals, we can eliminate unnecessary delays and redesign expenses.

Comprehensive Phasing/Logistics Plans

Oliver Construction’s team of creative puzzle solvers will work with input from the project team, local authorities, and any stakeholders. We will develop, implement, provide and update as needed – integrated phasing plans and a fully detailed construction schedule. If the project requires, Oliver Construction will work with architectural and site civil engineers, local authorities and jurisdictions to develop delivery schedules, and other coordination items as needed.

Subcontractor Vetting

Oliver Construction maintains an extensive list of pre-qualified firms.  Each must also have a clean safety record and carry industry standard insurance policies at appropriate levels. By hand picking subs from our master list we will align the right types of firms by market sector experience or specialty trade. We will ensure that they are the appropriate size and have the labor forces availability to perform the work if chosen.

Subcontractor Bid Analysis

We will review all proposals received for completeness of scope and an understanding of project’s schedule and requirements. We also meet with all key/prime trades for in person scope reviews prior to any work being awarded. Oliver Construction then stays involved and aids project management in post bid subcontractor negotiation and award of the subcontractor contract in order to ensure that a smooth transition of bid information, expectations, and inclusions are captured in subcontract negotiation and award.