Preconstruction

Batson-Cook has the flexibility to provide successful projects through various contract types - construction management, design-build, and general contracting.

We pride ourselves on having an in-house, experienced, professional preconstruction staff to provide services tailored to the owner’s requirements. 

Produce Detailed Cost Estimates

  • Conduct a complete systems take-off and apply current/projected costs. 
  • Perform cost evaluation of different systems or materials.
  • Suggest alternate systems or materials to reduce costs in both construction and long-term maintenance.
  • Complete material quantity take-off to compare with bidders/subcontractors.

Evaluate and Develop Overall Project Schedule

  • Batson-Cook utilizes Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling to coordinate the various trades and ensure that projects are completed on time.
  • Develop early release packages for long lead material or equipment.
  • Establish stand down periods to eliminate inconveniences to the owner.

Evaluate Lead Time and Availability for Materials and Systems

  • Identify materials, equipment, or systems that have a long lead time.
  • Advise the owner and design team to conduct early or phased bidding for longer lead items.
  • Advise the owner and design team of alternate materials or systems that will meet the construction schedule. 

Constructability

  • Review the project site, project documents, and market factors to identify potential conflicts.
  • Evaluate the project as a whole and produce a site utilization plan that addresses the challenges of construction and the owner’s operations and activities.

Bid Manuals

  • Produce a Bid Manual with customized information for the project.  The Bid Manual eliminates scope-of-work confusion, provides the construction schedule, and provides bid requirements and project requirements specific to the project.