Unique To Your Needs
PLAN has a full-time, in-house staff of professionals dedicated solely to providing our clients with a full spectrum of preconstruction services. Though our services vary based on project delivery method, market requirements and our unique client needs, what doesn’t vary are the results—detailed, accurate and complete data up front, allowing for comprehensive, informed decision-making, cost control and schedule adherence.
Accurate estimating is a key element in our approach to maintaining cost control. Based upon a very limited amount of input, we can provide a detailed and accurate estimate to build a custom facility or modify an existing facility. PLAN maintains a database of information on current regional labor and material costs and consistently reviews historical data compiled from similar projects to determine the best methods and materials available to complete the project on time and within budget.
This forward-thinking approach enables us to sequentially map out the logistics of an entire project well in advance of construction. Aided by a computerized system based upon decades of experience in the design and construction of a wide variety of projects, our project estimators prepare cost estimates that represent the true market picture. Our estimates will provide a complete and detailed breakdown of how, why and where funds are to be allocated.
Throughout the project, we will estimate and value engineer all costs of the work with regard to options and alternative systems suggested by PLAN, the Owner and/or the Architect. These budgets are prepared as soon as project requirements have been identified and are updated continuously for review. All budget information, project costs and related information are reported on a frequent basis. We continually update and further refine this estimate for the Owner’s approval as the development of the drawings and specifications progresses.