Pre-construction services are used in planning a construction project before the actual construction begins. At times we engage as early as project inception and can provide big picture estimates and consult the project Owner as early ideas are being discussed. Other times we are brought onboard as conceptual designs are being finalized. Either way, our goal is to give the project Owner thorough information to aid them in their decision process, ensuring a strong foundation as the project moves into construction.

Pre-construction services may include (but are not limited to):

  • Conceptual Budget Estimates
  • Detailed Project Estimating
  • Design Review
  • Value Engineering
  • Value Analysis
  • Scheduling
  • Constructability Reviews


Suburban Christian Church Addition

Suburban Christian Church Addition – REDUCED COST BY $200,000

  • Suggested changing the elevation of portions of the building with ramped hallways connecting to the existing facility in order to avoid bringing in excessive quantities of fill material
    $200,000 savings
  • Identified more efficient mechanical systems that require an additional $35,000 capital cost investment but enabled the Owner to receive a credit from the Energy Trust of Oregon for the same amount and then operate in the future at a lower cost
    $0 impact to project cost with long term savings in energy

Stadium View Apartments, Bozeman, MT

Stadium View Apartments, Bozeman, MT – REDUCED COST BY $223,591

  • Changed cabinet door hardware, panel door type, and modified bath vanity cabinet from two cabinets (sink base and drawer stack) to a single cabinet
    $33,120 savings
  • Replaced Hardie Reveal Panel System with Hardie 9 ¼” lap siding
    $50,668 savings
  • Changed 1st floor joust insulation from R-19 to R-11
    $7,673 savings
    Changed laminate countertop with separate 4” backsplash to standard post form with integral splash.
    $20,000 savings
  • Less expensive carpet; deleted rubber stair treads; deleted all ceramic tile
    $112,130 savings