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Sterling CM maximizes over 40 years in leadership of pre-construction services by
providing a formal approach to assisting our clients in developing the project scope,
budget, and timelines prior to construction start. Each project is different, just as the
needs of each client are different; thereby the services of pre-construction also
varies and are tailored to meet your specific project requirements. It has been
proven time and again that the greatest return of time and energy to construction
dollar is the time spent in proper planning.
During pre-construction we develop;
preliminary design documents
cost models and budget variations
detailed schedules as required for completion
materials and design options
integrated client documentation and cost monitoring
Simply said, pre-construction is the concept of determining conflict in advance of construction.
The design-build delivery method is a shift from the more traditional design-bid-
build delivery of construction contracts. Successful design-build projects offer an
owner many benefits that add value to a project. These advantages include:
Single Point of Responsibility
A design-build contract combines design and construction quality, cost, and
schedule into a single point of responsibility. Design-build contracts foster
partnering between team members, which in turn adds value to a project. This
single point of responsibility also helps the design-build team avoid potential
adversarial relationships that could arise under traditional, design-bid-build contracts.
Improved Project Quality
Using the design-build delivery, the architect and contractor coordinate as a team, leaving an owner free to focus on the
project’s scope and general decision making. This leads to a higher quality project that better suits the owner’s needs in
the following ways:
- The design-build team works together to produce a complete set of construction documents. By contrast, with a design-
bid-build delivery, the owner is responsible for providing complete documents to the contractor.
- Constructability can be reviewed throughout the design process by all members of the design-build team. This leads to
effective value engineering ideas created by the architect, contractor and engineer working together to maximize design
and functionality while maintaining budgetary and schedule concerns.
Earlier knowledge of Guaranteed costs
The design-build delivery system allows the contractor to establish a guaranteed cost early on in the design phase. This
allows the owner to make changes, request additional value engineering, or add scope to a project before the substantial
design is complete.
Value engineering and constructibility review are enhanced and utilized continuously throughout the project duration. The
early involvement of the design-build team is essential in maximizing the full potential of the design-build delivery system.
Decisions that can be made during the programming, concept and design phases will impact the schedule and costs of the
project more than any other phase of construction.
With a design-build project, design and construction for a project can easily overlap, allowing for fast track construction.
The owner benefits from this shortened timeframe because construction costs can be reduced and the new building will
be available for use sooner.
Improved Risk Management
Because the design-build team has the responsibility for developing drawings and specifications as well as constructing a
fully-functioning facility, change orders for errors and omissions are virtually eliminated. Each stake holder on the design-
build team is responsible for the risks they are best positioned to manage.
The overall project performance is enhanced through the partnering that is unique to the design-build delivery method.
This alleviates the potential for the adversarial conflicts realized when each entity is looking after their own best interests.
The general contractor (GC) is the licensed contractor employed by the client or
Construction Manager working in collaboration with the client’s architect for the
completion of the project. The GC is responsible for the overall coordination of the
project based off the completed construction documents provided by the architect.
The GC considers the costs from general conditions to materials and equipment as
well as time and quality of work and provides the owner with a price for the total
construction of the project. A GC is responsible for providing all the materials, labor,
equipment and services necessary for completion of the construction project.
Construction managers serve in their role as a team leader and primary liaison with the client. Clients will work closely with
a construction management team so that the scope and goals of a project are clearly defined. Once the project has been
clearly defined and is fully understood by both the construction manager and client, the construction manager is then
tasked with assembling and managing the various entities and teams that will actually carry out the project.