Pre-Construction Overview

Pre-construction success drives the balance of the project.


It is during pre-construction – a key aspect of project management – that value engineering, budget development, and refinement of schedule and specifications take place. These critical elements define the essential financial, scheduling, and quality expectations that become the focus of the project manager.  ECS focuses on contributing recommendations and strategies to enhance project outcomes.  The best value engineering takes place during the earliest phases of a project, preventing duplication of effort due to redesign or changes to project specifications that come too late and can embed unnecessary cost in a project.  ECS works closely with its sub-contractor base to contribute cost saving and scheduling improvements that make your project meet and exceed expectations.  Pre-construction is also the time for creative development of bid packages and scoping that facilitates minority participation or local market sub-contractor participation. The ECS team has an owner’s perspective – we understand where gains and savings can be had without compromising critical brand image or end-user expectations. Thinking like an owner, even when functioning as a CM, sets ECS apart.