Walsh Construction Co. has provided comprehensive preconstruction services to clients since 1961. We learned early on that problem-free projects begin with a thorough preconstruction effort from a combination of sources–WALSH’s construction team and estimating staff, the project architect, and any major subconsultants, all in close communication with the owner. We also learned that because effective preconstruction services are so important to the outcome of a project, managing the process should be considered part of the general contractor’s responsibilities.
Extensive discussion with long-term clients and architects continues to show us that our clients desire a formal, systematic approach to preconstruction, one that they can anticipate and track. To that end we use a preconstruction “menu” to more specifically identify the activities and timing of our efforts. It maps our approach and the services we provide, from the presentation of the owner’s initial concept to awarding of the contract. Walsh Construction Co.’s expertise adds value to projects as alternatives are studied, budget and schedules are developed and design decisions are made.
We offer the following preconstruction services:
- Scheduling and planning
- Cost estimating
- Identification and procurement of long lead items
- Constructability reviews
- Building components mock-ups
- Cost modeling and cash flow projections
- Green building expertise (pricing and process management)
- Permit and utility coordination
- Life-cycle evaluations
- Target business and community outreach coordination
A service that sets us apart is our abilities in delivering projects using the design/build delivery method. We believe Design/Build is a cost effective approach for many types and cost ranges of projects.