The preferred project delivery method. There is a reason 100 of ENR's Top 400 General Contractors use CMAR as the project delivery method for over 75% of their work. Leverage CMAR as part of your growth strategy.
Conceptual estimating requires a contractor to take early stage conceptual drawings and turn them into detailed estimates with a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) that is useful during the initial programming, schematic, and design development phases.
Getting involved early in the project as it is being developed is one of the best things a contractor can do for profitable growth. That value starts with understanding the entire budget for developing a project.
For a contractor to be effectively involved in the early stages of a project beyond understanding the whole project development budget, they must also understand the financing and cash flow of the project.
Finishes and other key design elements are important for both the project owner and architect. A contractor providing preconstruction services must focus on protecting these throughout the design-development process.
Always be conservative, forthright and provide a clear roadmap to successful project delivery. The biggest thing you want to avoid are changes during construction or delays. Both will impact the income projections and possibly project viability.
How much should you charge? How much can you charge? How should you structure it? What do you really want out of it? Answering these four questions sets the stage for effectively selling your preconstruction services.