We provide services for estimating schematic, design development, and permit ready plan sets.

Knowing the rough costs of constructing a building before design is underway or complete can be an important step in owners and developer’s decision process. With our wide array of project types we have built, we are able to provide owners with quick historical cost during their preliminary planning to determine which course of action to take with their design team.

 Design Development Budgets are usually performed during a point where the Principal Architects have Floor Plans, Elevations, some details and some schedules. The Consulting engineers may just have narratives or they may have drawings. We are able to provide detailed estimates in a CSI 33-division format and summary schedule-of-values for these estimates along with any number of alternates and value engineering an owner may want to assess or pursue. These estimates are often performed using a combination of subcontractor and supplier input and historical costs. Design Development budgets are provided with Critical Path Method (CPM) project schedules.

When we are preparing permit ready plan set estimates as a preconstruction service, which is often the case in Construction Management at Risk and Design-Build contracts, our goal is to provide our clients with competitive bids of our large pool of qualified and insured subcontractors and suppliers. We review the subcontractor and supplier bids and check them against the plans, specifications, Fraser take-off quantities, the schedules, and the owner’s general requirements. For those design firms that use 3D models such as Revit and CAD360 to prepare drawing, we refine our quantity takeoffs with data extractions from the models. In Design-Build and Construction Management at Risk formats, permitting runs concurrently with our subcontractor bidding.

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