Managing Communications During the Preconstruction Process

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” - George Bernard Shaw

Raymond Braswell Profile Picture
Share
Contributors David Brown

5 Basics for Keeping Communications On-Track

  1. Weekly design meetings
  2. Shared virtual workspace for design documents
  3. Senior leadership that truly understands buying motivations of all parties, constructability, and costs
  4. Experienced conceptual estimator and detailed estimate of cost and schedule with assumptions
  5. Tracking logs for changes, value engineering, questions and other issues driving to closure

With each interaction, focus on moving issues forward toward closure while keeping an eye on final quality, schedule, and budget.   

 

Preconstruction Weekly Design Meetings.

 

Learn more about building Advanced Preconstruction Services and Business Development capabilities along with other General Contractor Solutions for profitable growth in all economic conditions.   


Preconstruction Services as a Growth Strategy
Dominate your competition by contracting for preconstruction services while projects are still concepts on scratch paper. This series of videos will look at the preconstruction process from the perspective of the Project Owner, Architect, and Contractor. ...

Preconstruction Services as a Growth Strategy
Dominate your competition by contracting for preconstruction services while projects are still concepts on scratch paper. This series of videos will look at the preconstruction process from the perspective of the Project Owner, Architect, and Contractor. ...

Advanced Business Development for General Contractors
Finally, a resource designed specifically for Senior Management in the construction industry. This workshop will help explain the “Art and Science of Business Development” and what you can do to maximize the processes you already have.
Changes and Cash Flow Improvement
Construction is a cash-intensive business and change orders are often one of the root causes of poor cash flow. A 30-day improvement to change management workflow can generate over $400K in additional cash flow for a $50M contractor.
Changes - Problem or Fact?
If you perceive that changes are a problem in construction, then you are likely framing them as a point of blaming others. This framing will impact your ability to effectively manage changes.