Pre-Construction

Pre-Construction

Roncelli believes that one of the most important services a construction management firm can provide to an Owner is a professional and thorough constructability and design review program. Roncelli is keenly aware of the importance of full collaboration during the Pre-construction phase and the benefit, when fully leveraged; our expertise delivers to significantly reduce cost while improving schedule and project performance.

Roncelli, in concert with the Owner and their design professional(s), is adept at starting with programming sketches, schematic drawings and preliminary work scope outlines to develop an efficient final design that incorporates not only line and function, but also all of the Owner’s primary project objectives utilizing the most efficient processes. Roncelli’s pre-construction team of experienced professionals utilizes a diverse toolbox of instruments and metrics that aid in a superior pre-construction collaboration. These include the following:

  • Collaborative Team Approach
  • 3D BIM (Building Information Management) Design
  • Specific Process Requirements
  • Formal Procurement Strategies
  • Trade Contractor Design-Assist Involvement
  • Lessons Learned
  • Targeted Cost Reduction Strategy
  • Formal Value Analysis / Value Engineering (VA/VE)
  • Lean Processes
  • Performance Incentives
The following are examples of utilizing two of the noted “tools” Lessons Learned and Cost Reduction.

Lessons Learned

Our corporate “Lessons Learned” database is accessible through our company intranet and provides ground floor knowledge memorialized by our experienced construction professionals from every past project in our diverse portfolio. This database provides the pre-construction team with access to the successes, and pitfalls, of the thousands of members of our construction family in a sort-able, efficient textbook of “do’s and don’ts” for every situation and project. This dynamic, continually updated database provides a means for reviewers to focus on areas and issues of concern, and includes items such as those, which have historically caused constructability problems, project delays, or cost overruns. These include:

  •  Critical Project Issues
  •  Equipment Requirements
  •  Production Issues
  •  Material Delivery Strategies
  •  Project Communications, Metrics and Reports

 

Cost Reduction Strategies

Attacking unwanted cost is critical in that it provides the client with a competitive advantage. The more efficient the end design, the greater the opportunity for the client to provide competitive products or services. The pre-construction phase allows the team to focus on driving out waste and unwanted cost throughout the design process. Cost reduction tactics often include the use of strategic, subject matter expert input, challenging programming requirements, brainstorming for options with regards to typical methods and the development of performance incentive models to exceed project expectations.