Preliminary Design and Engineering
Working closely with you, we review your project needs and establish the facility’s “Program of Requirements.” We perform sufficient preliminary engineering to establish a definitive cost and schedule for the project.
At the completion of Step 1, a very small percentage of the total project cost has been expended, yet the total cost and time at risk have been clearly quantified based on a mutually agreed upon scope of work.
In contrast, under other’s design-bid-build approaches, cost and schedule are not established until construction documents and bidding are complete.
Similarly, under fast-track construction management, the cost is not fixed until after construction documents are complete and some construction commitments have already been made. Considerably more of your time and money are at risk in those scenarios.
Detailed Design and Engineering, Procurement and Construction
Upon approval of the Step 1 Report, we integrate all design, procurement and construction activities to assure total control of the project under a single responsibility agreement. We prepare final detailed construction documents and detailed specifications for the project.
In Step 2, we prepare construction documents and execute procurement and construction in an overlapping sequence. This results in a sizable reduction in the overall project schedule when compared to alternate approaches. Reducing the schedule means:
Additionally, our procurement of each project component assures that you benefit from the best pricing available in the marketplace.
Contact us to learn how The Austin Method ® can successfully deliver your next project. Call 440.544.2600 or email Austin.Info@theaustin.com.