Pre-construction

Pre-construction

Preconstruction is the work that takes place between finalizing the building design and beginning construction. Activities in the preconstruction phase include model coordination, quantification, estimating, and bidding.
Improving connected workflows through cloud-based data during preconstruction improves efficiency, preempts problems, and helps avoid any costly delays later Sduring actual construction.
It’s all about transforming the architect’s vision into constructable plans that contractors and construction teams can use. This phase between a finished design and field construction is a very complex period that determines how successful the project will become.

design intent

Architects are responsible for converting what’s called the “design intent” into construction documents that they will pass on to the general contractor (GC). These documents show visually what the building should look like, with all the components and architectural elements. Then, it’s the general contractor’s job to interpret those instructions into documents and models the project team can use. Translating the design intent into something that’s constructable, then coming up with a plan to build that refined concept, takes much more than calculating costs or ordering materials.