BE FULLY PREPARED TO SUCCEED
Lower Construction Costs
Better Time Efficiency
Highest Quality Results
Pre-construction is the building stage that gets overlooked the most. It also matters the most. Which is why Lakewood Construction does the upfront due diligence, uncovering project challenges and getting to know your vision down to the last detail.
Considering a project?
In one meeting with our team, we get to know your vision, assess your long-term goals, and begin to develop a project timeline and scope.
GETTING STARTED IS AS SIMPLE AS:
- 1Contacting us here
- 2Scheduling an introductory planning session
- 3Sharing your plans with our team
Enter your information below and you will receive our Smart Start Questionnaire document to get you thinking about your project wants and needs.
WHAT EXACTLY IS PRE-CONSTRUCTION?
Pre-construction lays the foundation for success. It's a chance to come together, understand your goals, and align our team and yours around a plan. This is the best way to ensure your project stays on track, on budget, and capable of meeting your needs now, and for years to come.
Our Smart Start process is the first step in identifying the high-level goals and priorities of your project. This step helps us discover your wants, needs, and overall project goals. This also allows us to ensure that everyone is on the same page from the start.
When you begin searching for property to build a new facility, there are a few things to be aware of and consider before making your big purchase. We have in-house professionals, including a licensed Real Estate agent, that are well-versed in the due dilligence of site selection that can help facilitate this process more efficiently and effectively. Let us help you pick the best site for your facility and future growth
We have expert Architects and Designers in house that allow us to provide another level of service that not all firms offer. This means that whether you need full Architecture services or specific design items, we have it all in-house to allow the best communication and project planning.
Here is some of what we offer:
- Rendering and Visualization
- Programming and Master Planning
- Conceptual Design
- Construction Documents
We use customized 3D estimating software that allows us to perform real time estimating as the design is being developed. This means that you receive a more accurate budget so you can have the confidence in your plan moving forward.
Our responsibility is to be stewards of both your financial resources and your time, so we plan with the end in mind. These are some of the things we focus on while scheduling:
- Appropriately phasing work while always keeping trade production at top of mind.
- Seeking out trade contractor input and buy-in to finalize the schedule to ensure maximum productivity is met.
- Weather and seasonable conditions for construction starts.
- Lead times for utilities, equipment, materials, etc.
It is extremely important that sufficient thought and consideration be put into the challenges of your project in order to ensure nothing is overlooked. We conduct a complete Risk Assessment to determine how to best maintain the safety of everyone in and around your project site throughout the course of construction.
We identify items such as equipment, building materials, and other items that may have long lead times that could result in scheduling delays during the course of construction. Our proactive approach to this during the Pre-construction phase will have a significant impact on design decisions that can shape the outcome of a project.