Optimize your project’s scope, layout, design and budget with expert counsel from your building, architectural and engineering teams.
Our Preconstruction Process
During the preconstruction and design phases of a project, we work with the architects, engineers and other professionals as your advocate. We have developed strong relationships with these contractors throughout our many years in the industry, and utilize these relationships to help you determine project scope, timeline and budget.
1. Team Procurement
We will work through a strategic process of selecting and assembling a group of professionals, contractors and suppliers to work collaboratively on your project. This involves careful consideration of each team member’s expertise, experience and compatibility to ensure efficient project execution, cost control and timely delivery of the construction project. Effective team procurement is essential for achieving project success and a quality outcome.
2. Constructability Review & Site Evaluation
We can also tap into our real estate development experience with Geenen DeKock Properties to evaluate site layout, utilities and site improvement costs such as grading and parking.
Our in-house estimating team uses past project history and current market values to assemble your project budget. Project take-offs (the dimensions and measurements that we use to put together your plan) are completed using the On-Screen TakeOff software, allowing for quick and accurate budgeting numbers.
We provide recommendations where we review the design to ensure that you can stay on budget—all while utilizing the best and most cost-effective ways to build.
West Ottawa Public Schools
This design provides an intimate spectator experience, removes the track for closer viewing, and includes upgraded amenities. The versatile venue attracts the community and enhances athletic events for all West Ottawa sports.
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GDK worked closely with the design team and the actual Fire Fighters that use the building to ensure all areas were reviewed for function and costs. The result was a state-of-the-art facility that did not compromise on aesthetics or function and still came in within the budget that was pre-determined.
In 2020, Winning At Home extended its outreach further by introducing a coaching division and expanding child therapy services, but needed more office space for this expansion.
Gratitude is in order for the generous contributions of time, expertise, and resources from local businesses and families. Their support made it possible to construct a brand-new entryway, design an inviting community area, and upgrade the restrooms and concessions, complementing the new turf field that was installed the previous year.
Meet Our Pre-Construction Team