Preconstruction Services

Wright Construction’s operating mission is to deliver value through relentless service. Relentless service starts with the Pre-construction portion of any construction project. This is when the real value of Construction Management should be realized. Value starts with the Wright processes and ends with the Wright people. Wright Construction’s dedication to delivering results that are repeatable and predictable is supported by the processes we have placed and mandated on every project we deliver.

When considering Options Analysis, we are really summarizing the other services that occur during Wright Construction’s pre-construction services. Value Engineering, Life Cycle Cost Analysis, and Constructability Analysis are all elements of Options Analysis that will be provided for our clients. Options Analysis can cover materials, time, cost, approach, site issues or constraints. The key differentiator for Wright Construction Group in handling both Options Analysis and other pre-construction services is our depth of knowledge and years of experience on our staff.

Wright Construction Group has developed a unique differentiation in the Florida Marketplace that enables us to excel in delivering a high value project in both building and civil construction. One key element of this is our process for design review that we use on every project. This systematic review flushes out errors and omissions on the design documents through a series of check lists and overlays. Wright Construction has set a policy of performing this process on all CM projects during the pre-construction phase of the project, prior to the preparation of the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP). This system is not necessarily unique to Wright Construction Group, but our application and results are. On top of this, we utilize the services of our own staff assigned to the project to provide an additional check. The results are typically amazing.

Wright Construction eliminates surprises by using this structured process and incorporates all of this work into the GMP. If the Design Team cannot provide responses to all of the issues before bid day, Wright Construction will assign values to each of the issues in order to protect the Owner from future change requests.

It is important to the team at Wright Construction Group to be good stewards of the clients’ budget. We accomplish this in the pre- construction phase by utilizing our systematic review process and by carefully preparing detailed subcontractor scopes and our buyout process—all of which work together to lay the foundation of a fiscally responsible project.

Wright Construction Group's goal is "0" contractor initiated change orders on all construction management and design-build projects. When we submit a Guaranteed Maximum Price, our clients can have confidence that the project will remain within the cost structure.

An accurate budget is essential for each of our clients to be able to make wise decisions. The team at Wright Construction understands this and is thorough in its efforts to provide accurate cost models upon which clients can rely. Estimates are typically recommended at the initial concept stage of the project, the schematic design phase, and again at the Design Development stage. This provides the greatest level of confidence to the client that the design is progressing within the client’s budget. We accomplish our estimates through multiple methodologies to improve the reliability of the numbers we provide. First, we will perform our own quantity estimates for the major elements on the project such as the entire structure, interior partitions, ceilings, flooring and more. Second, we will look at historical data from projects of similar size and complexity. Finally, with 30 years of relationships in SW Florida, Wright Construction will utilize subcontractors to verify the accuracy of our numbers for each of the major line items. These three methodologies have resulted in a high degree of accuracy in our budgets. With this information, we can sit with our clients to discuss the next steps. If the project is over budget, we can review the elements of the design that can be changed that will provide the biggest return with the least impact on the original intent of the building. That moves us into the Value Engineering stage.

Throughout the Value Engineering process, the term value does not always mean lowest cost; however, it should reflect the best “value” for a given cost. The Wright Construction team uses the following tools for each Value Engineering review:

  • Regularly meeting with the Design Team throughout the design process
  • Constructibility & Scheduling
  • Durability & Functionality
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Quality Level vs. Value Offered & Budget Impact
  • Specifically Review Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing (M.E.P.) Components with Subcontractors
  • Compare Components to Recently Completed & Past Projects

Value Engineering items that pose a better value to the client will be presented in writing, detailing the alternative method, budget impacts, schedule impacts, and value implications.

In order to ensure any project gets off to a great start, a thorough constructability analysis should be completed. A constructability analysis prepares us for any complications that could arise on a project, by carefully analyzing the project’s construction documents. By doing this, we can keep from any unexpected loss of time or money during a project. To develop a strong constructability analysis, Wright Construction Group’s staff walks step by step through every facet of the construction process. This involves analyzing the details, weeding out RFI’s & potential change orders, identifying value engineering opportunities, identifying and solving the ever important waterproofing issues, identifying potential scope problems and solving difficult coordination issues. This process of analysis helps us keep any potentially difficult issues from arising.