Crowther Implements Strong Preconstruction Focus
The Crowther Group’s new Preconstruction Leader, Jesse Fulmore, works internally with our field teams. Crowther’s Estimators and Project Managers utilize applications such as Blue Beam and Plan Swift to address construct-ability, cost, and schedule early in the conceptual estimating phase. Estimates are discussed in collaborative work sessions with the owner and design team, allowing transparent methods and construction holds (contingency) to be accurately budgeted by using subcontractor input throughout the preconstruction phase.
Field teams are involved in Concept and Logistics Programming, Conceptual Estimates, Alternative Solutions, and Construction GMAX as they have worked on numerous projects and bring this experience to the estimating/pre-con process to diligently understand the needs and operations of the client. Mr. Fulmore and his teams address construct-ability, cost, and schedule early in the budgeting phase. Our detailed project approach allows the team to have a game plan laid out before a single task is initiated. In addition, having our field teams involved in preconstruction eliminates the costs associated with administration and field miscommunication, and fosters a partnership with the owner and the construction team from day one reducing costs and improving quality. Our team continually looks for ways to enhance quality and save the owner time and money by incorporating “lessons-learned” techniques.