What makes a construction project successful? Long before a construction project begins, several activities need to be executed to help keep costs down and prevent problems. Here's everything you need to know about preconstruction & preconstruction services offered by design-to-development companies. So you have the opportunity to be involved in new construction, that's great! You need to take action, exercise caution, be resourceful, watch cash flow and welcome change.
You can do all of these by enlisting the help of preconstruction services. These services help you analyze and prepare for your new project.
That way you know what you are getting into from the start. You can also use these 5 skills by hiring preconstruction marketing, this will get you started on the sales portion of the project before construction is complete.
What Are Preconstruction Services?
This process starts the planning stage of the construction process. This is where your team will identify any potential issues and their cost impact on the impending project.
The project cost, timeline, and scope of the project need analysis early on. This will ensure you have a realistic budget and timeline in place.
During this phase, you may find out that your project isn't even viable. Which could save you tens of thousands of dollars.
What Does the Process Involve?
The preconstruction process typically involves planning with your team, deciding on a budget and choosing whether to move forward with the project.
The first thing you will do is meet with your team to discuss your goals for the project. This is where you pose any questions or concerns you have about the project. You should expect to have an accurate scope and budget at the end of the process. Conducting a feasibility study will include a risk analysis, project timeline, engineering documents, equipment and supply lists and a site plan and elevations. Once you sign up for our preconstruction services, we'll help you navigate all the paperwork and plans, including:
- The building survey that documents the current condition of your property.
- A schematic design with all the details of the building's projected appearance and function.
- Zoning documents that demonstrate your construction project's compliance with local, state and federal building requirements.
- A design development that expands upon the schematic design with the designer's expertise.
- Interior design planning to complete your building's overall look and feel.
- Construction documents to provide details of how the building is to be constructed.
- Building permitting to demonstrate approval of the building plans.
- Construction administration to create a check-and-balance system for the overall construction project.
As the client, you now have all of the deliverables you need to make an informed decision about whether to move forward with the project. Furthermore, you can move into the project with a complete understanding of the various associated risks. While the risks may not discourage you from the project, you can reduce their effect by properly preparing for them. Additionally, you may realize areas of potential cost savings that you previously were not aware of.
Types of Preconstruction Marketing
In today's competitive world there is a new sector of preconstruction service emerging. It comes in the form of innovative and creative marketing services.
You see, gone are the days of showing potential buyers a drawing and hoping they can imagine what it looks like. Gone are the days of showing potential tenants a few elevations of a future shopping center and hoping they "get it." Instead, give them an exact representation of your plans through these visualization tools:
Before starting the construction project, it helps to know what your building will look like based on the current plan you have in place. Our visualization designers create accurate still renderings to prevent mistakes early in the design process and provide content for advertisements on social media, presentations and websites.
Rendered Floor Plans
A rendered 2D or 3D floor plan displays a space's layout drawn to scale, including the furniture and rooms. This option is popular for home buyers constructing a brand-new home so they can see their property before the design-build team begins working on it. It will also help them see what the spaces will look like once completed and outfitted with furniture. This is the toughest part for most potential buyers, as they struggle to mentally visualize a space fully furnished.
CGI Virtual Tour
A CGI virtual tour allows potential buyers to view the property fully furnished and designed before construction even begins. Viewers can virtually step inside their home or business and see an accurate depiction of the schematic design. With clicks on a computer screen or a virtual reality system, potential buyers get a 360-degree preview of their investment.
With the help of your CAD or PDF drawings, your future project can get turned into a 3D virtual rendering. Make it animated and people can "walk" through the project through a premade video as if it were already completed.
Besides CGI virtual tours, we also create video animations that give people a controlled tour of the residential or commercial space. This option is popular with real estate agents or commercial business owners who want to highlight certain elements of the project instead of letting the buyer explore on their own.
Have You Prepared for Preconstruction Services?
If you are planning on spending a few million dollars on your next construction project, you need to enlist the assistance of preconstruction services first. This will give you a clear understanding of what the project entails in terms of costs, engineering, and time.
Once you decide the project is viable, you then need to enlist the services of a preconstruction marketing team. These preconstruction services will bring your project to life which will in term create a buzz and desirability about the project.
This will make selling the project infinitely easier. You will no longer depend on the mental imagery of potential buyers, you can virtually show it to them.
Contact Designblendz to Learn More
After exploring the different types of preconstruction marketing, you may have come up with some ideas of your own. When you're ready to start the preconstruction process, reach out to us online or call 215-995-0228.