“It was clear by the questions they asked and the comments they made that they would extend services beyond what I had previously experienced. I was correct.” - Dr. Michael Bina, President, Maryland School for the Blind

Preconstruction deliverables are developed in the context of an ongoing collaboration between the owner, design team, and Lewis Contractors, so that cost models and value engineering studies are not prepared in a vacuum. Our general preconstruction services, summarized below, are customized to meet the needs of each individual client:

Our preconstruction services include:

  • Estimating and cost modeling
  • Alternatives analyses and benefit cost analyses
  • Value engineering and constructability reviews
  • Scheduling, phasing and sequencing plans
  • Identification of long lead time items
  • Trade bidding, development of trade scopes and Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) development
  • Specialized preconstruction services related to building forensics, site development and permitting, seeking and securing funding, LEED Certification, BIM implementation, market analyses, sitework analysis, design assists, etc.