One of our major strengths at B & W is our preconstruction services department. The three primary contributors in this department have a combined 86 years worth of experience in mechanical construction design and estimating. We have the ability to take schematic design documents and finish the design in order to ensure highly accurate estimates that serve as the basis for construction budgets and value engineering. We do not provide “square foot” budgeting under any circumstances. Our approach in design assist projects is based on unparalleled collaboration. We acquire an understanding of the owner’s goals and priorities with regard to building occupancy, critical areas within the architectural program, budget constraints, preferred vendors and manufacturers, life cycle cost, and green initiatives. With this information, we use our relationships with equipment experts to assist the Project Engineer with design from design development through construction documents issued for permit. We carry this approach not only during preconstruction but also throughout the project.
We also use our in-house design and drafting services during the preconstruction process to review constructability, which significantly minimizes change orders, as well as ensuring that we have the most cost effective layout.