Pre-Construction & Value Engineering
Are you asking these questions?
“Can this be built? What should I do next? What should my budget be? Is it enough? Should I renovate or expand? What should the program and scope include? What are my procurement options? How long should it take me to design and build my project? Am I lacking information? Where do I get the information?
Even before a project is defined, Sterling Construction offers rapid response and the answers to these questions at any phase in the planning, pre-design, design or construction process.
At Sterling Construction, we put our years of experience to work on your project throughout the design and pre-construction phases. Our proven capability to dynamically participate as a valued team member, tied to our proven processes for cost management, schedule control and quality assurance, makes certain that you end up with designs that meet your budgets.
Our pre-construction services are managed by a team of dedicated and trained professionals who seek out inventive solutions to solve today's building challenges. We work collaboratively with our clients and design teams in an open-book environment, to ensure that each project is built at the right scope, for the right price.
Our pre-construction services include:
- Cost Management
- Sustainability Reviews
- Purchasing / Scope Management
- Value Analysis / Incorporation
- 'Wish List' Management
- Constructability Reviews
- Commission Ability/Maintain Ability Reviews
- Building Systems Analysis
- Design Development and Coordination
Sterling Construction has a unique perspective, which adds value to our customer’s business plan for any development. Sterling Group, Inc. retains ownership of many of the properties we build and develop. Because we work directly with Sterling’s management, development and acquisitions divisions throughout each project, Sterling Construction is well- versed in each segment of the development process.
Working with Sterling Development, we identify the unique traits of each new community that may have an effect on the construction process. We work side by side with Sterling Acquisitions to brainstorm innovative ways to enhance the communities we attain. And, finally, we partner with Sterling Management to make sure the product we deliver is on-time and is of an exceptional quality for their customers. Through careful planning and consistent communication and teamwork, we succeed in achieving our shared objectives.
Because of our vertical integration, Sterling Construction also understands and appreciates the importance of exceptional customer focus and a long-term favorable return on investment. We apply that knowledge and these same principles to general contracting opportunities.
As beneficiaries of the earth's natural resources, it is incumbent upon all of us to use those resources wisely. Construction projects can have a significant impact, positive or negative, on the environment, and Sterling Construction’s personnel are committed to building in an environmentally sensitive manner.
Sterling is committed to the success and increased adoption of sustainable construction practices throughout the industry. As part of this effort, we train our colleagues in the theory and practice of green building, emphasizing the National Green Building system. We believe Green buildings are not only good for the environment, they also provide immediate and long-term economic benefits for developers, building owners and occupants.
The use of energy-efficient building systems, water-efficient plumbing systems, environmentally appropriate landscaping, and other sensible solutions, can help to ensure that your building is not only sensitive to the environment, but extremely efficient, thus reducing long-term operating costs.
Sterling Construction has achieved various certifications levels in the following “green” systems:
- NGBS® (National Green Building Standard)
- Energy Star®
- LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
If you plan to undertake a construction project, and would like to discuss the various "green" building options available, we welcome the opportunity.
Statutory, Regulartory, and Financial Requirements
Sterling Construction has extensive experience with understanding and incorporating all unique statutory, regulatory, and financial requirements and guidelines into the project plan. Some of the programs we have complied with include: federal subsidies, federal and state tax credits, historic tax credits, new market tax credits, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), bonds, executive orders, Davis Bacon requirements, federally insured mortgages, Hope VI funds, HOME funds, Low Income Housing Grants, tax abatements, and Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise utilization requirements. Regardless of the program, Sterling Construction is accustomed to working with the program managers to maintain compliance throughout the construction process.
Construction Management Services
To deliver a project on time and on budget while keeping costs and administrative liabilities to a minimum the Sterling Construction management team provides any or all of the following services:
- Guaranteed maximum price development
- Owner/team meetings
- Project phasing analysis
- CPM schedule development/updates
- Logistics planning/coordination
- QC/QA Management
- RFI, Submittal management
- Subcontractor/contractor coordination
- Safety and education inspections
- Cost monitoring and forecasting
- Change order management
- Daily/monthly reporting
- Punch list/commissioning and start-up
- Warrantee and guarantee management
Sterling Construction offers a variety of CM services, depending on client preference and project needs. We will conduct CM on an "at risk" basis, providing a guaranteed maximum price for the cost of construction of the project and taking on the dual role of construction manager and contractor; or we serve as the owner's representative to optimize cost control, timely delivery and quality product.
Construction management is offered as part of overall project/program management which, in addition to the CM services described above, includes procurement and coordination of engineering and design. Our procurement services include developing and approving criteria for materials and equipment, developing bidding lists, evaluating bids and making recommendations to the owner, placing orders, planning deliveries and making site inspections.