Pre Construction Services

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We deliver credible estimates. Our experienced team works closely with clients, architects, engineers, and a qualified network of tradespeople and suppliers throughout the following architectural design phases:

Schematic Design (SD)

We provide solid, trustworthy feedback on construction costs before design development has the opportunity to outpace budget considerations.

Design Development (DD)

We perform diligent research and investigation into selected materials, design specifications, and property conditions to ensure responsible, valid construction costs.

Construction Documents (CD)

We present competitive and comprehensive estimates that are the culmination of years of experience, data-driven cost analysis, and value engineering opportunities.


We reduce and control costs. By comparing construction methods, material/product choices, and project phasing, we always find opportunities to reduce costs without sacrificing design intent.


We build healthy, comfortable homes with excellent energy performance. By closely collaborating with the project team, we analyze and implement custom tailored programs to control indoor/outdoor influences on a home's occupants, optimize efficient use of resources, and reduce waste/pollutants. Areas to consider may include:

Building Envelope Performance Strategies

  • Building size and orientation considerations
  • Building material selections
  • Foundation systems
  • Waterproofing systems
  • Framing and sheathing considerations
  • Glazing and lower U-factor strategies
  • Weather resistant barriers
  • Flashing and drainage systems
  • Cladding and UV protection considerations
  • Roofing systems
  • Thermal comfort and higher R-value strategies
  • Acoustic comfort and lower decibels (dB) strategies

Indoor Air Quality Control Measures

  • Building material selections to lower allergens
  • Humidity considerations to minimize moisture
  • Makeup air and air balancing strategies to reduce pollutants
  • Air filtration systems to minimize airborne contaminants

Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Opportunities

  • Eco-friendly building material selections
  • Light fixture and bulb selections
  • Automation systems
  • Plumbing fixture and water conservation options
  • Solar electric systems
  • Geothermal systems
  • Rainwater collection systems
  • Landscape considerations
  • Recycling options