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.
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.
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.