Early collaboration identifies opportunities for efficiencies in any size construction project. Our team can offer valuable insight through early analysis of design, budget, materials, equipment, subcontractors and scheduling. Informed decisions throughout the preconstruction phase can significantly impact time and money.
During the early phases of project planning and preconstruction, specialists from our Virtual Planning/BIM, MEP and Sustainability Centers of Excellence will support the project team with critical analysis and insights that dramatically improve early decision making. To enhance collaboration during this early planning phase and throughout the project, McGough offers our InterACT suite of tools and processes. The combination of early expert advice and enhanced collaboration capabilities leads to optimization of project outcomes.
McGough preconstruction services provide important benefits:
Our experience can help identify construction practicality, cost-effective purchasing and logistic practices that meet project scope and budget – without compromising function or aesthetics.
From materials and labor availability to site safety and logistics, we understand the many challenges in scheduling and completing a project on time and within budget. We partner to develop and manage real-time project schedules that reflect decades of experience and innovative thinking.
Based on project goals, estimates and insight gained from preconstruction planning, we can help guide, coordinate, or execute the purchase of materials and subcontractor services.
Our approach includes best practices and processes supporting:
We start by gaining a comprehensive understanding of project scope and challenges. Our value is the insight we bring to design review, material and system selection, project quality, cost and completion requirements.
A viable initial project schedule is essential to scheduling compliance. We use powerful project management scheduling and reporting tools for planning, tracking, resource management and cost control functions.
Starting with pre-schematic budgets, we work collaboratively with design teams to examine project components and explore potential efficiencies without compromising function, usable space or aesthetics.
Our expertise in understanding the practicality and cost effectiveness of evolving designs encourages open-minded collaboration in exploring construction solutions.
McGough has long history of construction budget and cost experience – and data. Our budgeting process results in a highly accurate cost estimate prepared in the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) format.
We catalog long-lead delivery items for review, offer cost-effective purchase recommendations and incorporate delivery information with the master project schedule.