General Contractor Preconstruction Services
3F combines experienced professionals with an open and collaborative approach to all preconstruction services. Our menu of services is designed to help our clients make the best possible decisions in the early phases of a project. And our experience shows that early project decisions directly impact a project’s overall success.
During preconstruction our clients not only benefit from our general contracting experience but also our real estate development background. We don’t just price the plans. We help our clients build better plans that create move value without breaking the bank.
Whether starting with a raw site or an existing property, a thorough analysis of the site is required for a successful project. 3F can help conduct a physical assessment of the property to identify concerns with the location, size, topography, drainage, geology, environmental, supportive infrastructure, easements and rights-of-way, and accessibility.
Budgeting and Estimating
Who wants to cut the cost of things that add value, like finishes, fixtures, and equipment? 3F provides thoughtful value engineering services that developers can appreciate. For example, we evaluate the dimensions of a kitchen relative to standard countertop slab dimensions in order to reduce and/or eliminate material waste. Reducing material waste reduces the cost per foot with little to no impact on value.
3F utilizes Microsoft Project for construction scheduling. We identify critical milestones during predevelopment so the team can be held accountable for deliverables. Once a project starts we use Procore to report and track changes to the schedule during construction. Owners are notified electronically of activity updates and can drill into three-week look activities to track short-term progress.
Has your architect ever designed something that looks great on paper but costs 25% more than expected to build? 3F evaluates the constructability of a project to ensure what is drawn can be built for the expected cost before a shovel goes into the ground.