At National Design Build Services, much of the heavy lifting is done well before we put on our hardhats. Our preconstruction services take a 360-degree approach to address the facility’s total lifecycle and bring the best value to the owner. The groundwork for projects is laid on schedule and on budget, and completed with the project’s best interests in mind.
Our Experienced, Licensed Professional Engineers:
- Work hand in hand with the design team to provide the best value engineering
- Take the lead on design-build projects to manage the mechanical design within the owner’s budget
- Work closely with architects, MEP trades and general contractors before construction begins
- Respond quickly to ever-changing designs with timely budget updates. Pricing is not just provided with each new drawing package, but with each issue that arises
- Anticipate and solve challenges considering functional, spatial, technical and aesthetic aspects of your facility
We understand the importance of the preconstruction process to ensuring the success of a project. We work closely with clients during the design phase to identify specific goals, develop a plan that fits their budget and set up a timeline for completion. With our experience and attention to detail during the preconstruction phase, we can help you enjoy an energy efficient building that meets all your needs.
Conceptual Estimating and Design
Our preconstruction services begin with conceptualizing the final product and working to provide predictive estimates so that we can work together to assess the feasibility of a project. While these initial numbers offer a macro look at the project, they serve as an important first step on any project. Based on these estimates and your budget, the design team can develop alternative solutions and find ways to optimize your funds.
You can rest assured that we have the skills and experience to provide insightful estimates that are informed by successful projects from the past. The conceptual estimates will serve as an important decision-making tool and we work hard to provide you with relevant and accurate information.
As each project evolves and moves forward, the design and construction team will further develop a more detailed budget that includes hard and soft elements and finds ways to offer costs savings. We use sophisticated cost estimators to account for common and unexpected costs that can arise during the construction project. Every design decision will be made with an eye towards meeting budgetary goals and offering optimal value. This means that you don’t have to worry about going over budget and having to eliminate essential elements in order to cut costs.
We rely on value engineering to find the right balance between cost and functionality. This approach takes a longer view of construction projects and works to identify the right components that offer the best value and longevity. Higher cost doesn’t always translate into higher quality and bargain materials may need to be replaced more often. Value engineering allows us to avoid these common pitfalls and help you get the most for your money.
Cost Savings Through LEED Analysis
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the most stringent and respected green building rating system. This organization provides progressive guidelines for promoting sustainability in construction. A LEED certification is a globally recognized endorsement that signals a commitment to environmentally friendly construction.
At NDBS, we can use the preconstruction process to plan for a LEED building and provide thorough analysis throughout the project to ensure all requirements are being met. This means making sure that all materials are chosen with the goal of positively impacting human and environmental health, integrating with smart grid systems, improving water efficiency and taking a performance based approach to creating a quality environment for employees and visitors.
A LEED certification will ensure cost savings and highlight your own commitment to being a conscientious consumer and setting an example for sustainability.
NDBS is committed to quality assurance through the entire life of the project. We have a systematic approach to quality assurance that employs specific benchmarks and relies on the vigilant expertise of our design team. Throughout the lifecycle of the project, we will evaluate every aspect and take corrective actions when necessary. Instead of relying on a final inspection and providing patchwork solutions, we start on the front-end of every project and work diligently to make sure that all requirements are not only met, but expectations exceeded.
Energy Analysis and Optimization
Optimizing energy use is not only good for the environment, it can also offer significant costs savings. During the preconstruction and design phase, we will identify ways to cut energy costs and optimize your building so that it operates more efficiently while also providing an ideal climate for employees and product storage.
As the construction process proceeds, an energy analysis can be a vital part of our quality assurance efforts. This comprehensive and ongoing approach will help to ensure the best possible results.
At NDBS, our extensive pre-construction services are designed to set you up for success. Begin your project with a thorough research and development process that identifies ways to offer cost savings while still meeting major goals, including building sustainability. We can help you design a building that meets all your needs, fits your budget and can be completed on time. Partner with our team of experts to begin the preconstruction and design phase and get your project off on the right foot.
Call today to learn more and schedule a consultation.