Shaw-Lundquist understands that the goal of any construction project is to deliver a facility that meets or exceeds owner expectations while maximizing the value of the construction investment. Understanding and meeting the project goals identified is the foundation of our preconstruction approach.
We are accustomed to joining the design team during the design process to bring alignment between what the project does and what the project costs. Our clients depend on our cost analysis, innovations and solutions to add value through proven experience.
Vital preconstruction tasks include:
- Constructability reviews
- Disruption avoidance planning
- Environmental and life safety planning
- Long-lead time procurement
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In addition to the traditional Design-Build approach, there are several other primary project delivery methods that focus on value creation through collaboration. The goal is always to maximize the value to the client for each dollar invested, eliminate client risk, and meet all cost and timing targets established early in the process.
Our Proven Approach
- Identify Your Goals
- Prioritize Project Objectives
- Identify Project Team
- Communicate & Collaborate
- Optimize Design
- Review Constructibility
- Finalize Contract Documents
- Provide Budget Updates
- Identify Value-Add
- Communicate Transparently
- Ensure Safety
- Maintain Schedule
- Finalize Punchlist Items
- Conduct Commissioning
- Provide Final Documentation
A Construction Firm With a Commitment to Sustainability
At Shaw-Lundquist, sustainability is much more than a buzzword. It’s an integral part of our construction philosophy and shapes our company’s operations. We know that sustainable buildings are designed holistically, taking into account all aspects of the building’s performance. It begins with the preconstruction process and carries through the entire life cycle of each and every building.
We Put Safety First At Shaw-Lundquist
Industry best practices leads directly to a “Zero Incidents” culture. This not only is the right thing to do, but good business as well. Statistics overwhelmingly prove that well-coordinated, properly communicated, and actively managed safety plans improve productivity and quality, while assuring people remain healthy and protected. Shaw-Lundquist enjoys a long-term relationship with our surety, Zurich North America, who regularly evaluates our safety statistics and program implementation as part of our bonding capacity renewals.
When should I engage Shaw-Lundquist in preconstruction?
For most projects, the sooner the better, since decisions made early in the design process tend to have the greatest impacts on cost and schedule.
What are the benefits of preconstruction services?
Clients realize the many benefits of early collaboration between designer and builder, working together to define the project that offers the highest value to the owner.
If I engage Shaw-Lundquist in the design phase, are costs still competitive?
Absolutely. We seek multiple bids for every component of the project, sharing all cost information with you on a transparent, open book basis.
How do you reduce owner risks to the preconstruction process?
A well-managed preconstruction process is focused on identifying potential project risks and reducing them long before any construction takes place.
How do we move from preconstruction into actual construction?
Much of the team supporting the project in preconstruction moves with you into construction. It is a seamless transition that preserves all of the knowledge gained along the way
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WE’RE COMMITTED TO ACTION
Shaw-Lundquist pursues outreach to foster our relationships with community organizations, SBE, WBE, MBE, LGBT and Veteran-Owned companies. Fred Shaw, founder of Shaw-Lundquist, was a founding member of the National Association of Minority Contractors of the Upper Midwest (NAMC). We continue to support this organization, and many others, including the Association of Women Contractors (AWC) and the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA).