Preconstruction Services include all of the planning activities and strategies required for a construction project before the actual construction begins. We believe that the more time spent preparing to build, the better. In our experience, we’ve found focused preconstruction results in smooth project execution, minimizes additional costs, and reduces overall construction time. Our Preconstruction Services help our clients create an efficient construction plan, increase savings, and prepare for potential obstacles that could arise throughout the building process.

Cost Estimating

We analyze every detail of the project program and design in order to provide our clients with the best possible estimate. We provide an estimate based on the building components, anticipated systems, and market conditions. If the estimate is over your budget, we will work with you to find alternatives (value engineering items, design changes, schedule changes, etc.) to lower the overall cost.

Value Engineering

We offer our clients value engineering (VE), also called value analysis, or VA, recommendations to help lower project costs. This process includes research to find alternate materials, methods, and equipment to construct your project at a lower cost than what is already being included.

Schedule Development

We recognize your time is important - you want to complete your project successfully within the shortest period possible. We’ll work with you and your design team to create a project schedule that does just this. We provide a schedule that outlines key benchmarks throughout the process before construction begins so you can easily keep track of the project. Our team members use this schedule and meet all benchmark deadlines – delivering you a project on time.

Subcontractor Collaboration

We use subcontractor companies who specialize in different construction trades to complete each project. All of the companies who subcontract with Colarelli Construction are required to go through a qualification process, as well as submit insurance and legal documentation showing they are legitimate and capable of performing the tasks we need. We have an extensive network of subcontracting companies we have used on previous projects, which allows for better communication on the project site during construction.

Sustainability Analysis

We offer insight and recommendations to maximize your building’s sustainability and efficiency, including ways to save money operating your building over the long haul. Many of our team members have LEED certifications and we have successfully incorporated sustainability systems and processes into previous projects.

Protocol Planning

Before construction begins, we develop a unique protocol plan for each client. Some clients prefer to have weekly meetings on the job sites to get updated on construction progress while others prefer an email or a phone call. You will be designated a project team who will work closely with you throughout the entire process, and we’ll develop a communication plan so you can be informed and involved as much as you want to be. Each project and client is different, so we’ll work with you to meet your needs, whatever they may be.