Sickles Corp. has the resources and expertise to provide a full range of preconstruction services. Our knowledgeable staff can improve the outcome of a project through the use of several preconstruction techniques that ultimately lower the overall project cost, deliver a value oriented project that meets the needs of our clients, and in many cases can reduce the total time required to build the project. Our early involvement with a project also allows us to build a rapport with our clients that gives us a clear understanding of our client’s vision for the completed project.
The final outcome of a project, large or small, is affected by many factors. Site limitations, zoning issues, utility availability, traffic control issues, budget constraints, schedule limitations, design and specification choices, and long term maintenance and operation of the facility all play a role in determining the decisions that need to be made early in the design/development process. We assist and guide our clients through this process and streamline the decision making process to reduce the stress and anxiety often associated with a construction project.
We have experience with many types of commercial facilities such as class ‘A’ office space, light industrial warehouse & assembly space, medical/dental facilities, and a variety of retail space buildings. We have assisted many of our clients with the following preconstruction services:
- Feasibility Studies
- Conceptual Estimating
- Budget Development
- Site Investigation
- Financial Proforma Development
- Detailed Estimating
- Zoning Variance and Permitting
- Value Engineering
- Facilities Assessment
- Owner’s Representation
Our clients have found that by utilizing our preconstruction services they can obtain early feasibility budgets without the expense of detailed design and bidding. This process also allows owners to compare alternate building and siting scenarious and ask what-if questions with speedy and well-grounded answers based on experience and the latest in analytical tools.
We will develop and review all our decisions relating to project design, costs, and constructability. Software tools that allow us to quickly update, compare, and revise all levels of estimates are key to our quick turnaround time and sharing of estimate information. These valuable tools are often otherwise unavailable to owners or may be overlooked in the rush to develop project funding and preliminary design. While we offer these services independently for a fee, we routinely incorporate them in our Construction Management.
During the preconstruction phase, we partner with the project team to help determine the project delivery approach, establish a budget, and rough-out a schedule. Being on board early allows us to identify and solve potential construction issues before they become major problems, thus reducing the overall cost of the project. Th e project delivery method can also have an impact on the total cost of the project.