Pre-Construction is the phase of a negotiated construction contract that develops a road map for the Project Team.  The pre-construction phase actually unites the Contractor, Architect/Interior Designer, Engineer, and Construction Managers with the Owner.

From the inception of the project, this Team works together to help establish sufficient conceptual information for the preparation of a preliminary budget estimate and project schedule.  These budgets are updated periodically throughout the development of the contract documents.  The end result of this phase is that the Owner will have the best estimate of where the project is headed in dollars and time prior to completion of the drawings.

A significant benefit of the pre-construction phase is value engineering.  This evaluates the costs of systems, designated areas of design and, if needed, allows for suggested alternates for cost savings and/or efficiencies.  Pre-construction also provides for the identification and pre-ordering of long lead items.



  • Architect/Engineer Coordination:

        Review with the Project Team the concepts of the project and scope of work. Includes a review of specifications to determine availability and cost of materials.

  • Design and Specification Review:


        Review and analyze project design specifications .
Review with the Architect/Designer any questions regarding its application and intent.

  • Procedure:


        GCC, Inc.will modify its operational procedures to suit the Project Team’s needs in the following areas:

  • Procurement policies
  • Suggested subcontractors
  • Pre-qualifications
  • Bid control and evaluation
  • Coordination with the owner’s vendors
  • Contract documents
  • Contract change procedures
  • Quality assurance
  • Start up
  • Close out of the project

Estimating and Pricing:

        Prepare estimates based on conceptual plan for review by the Team.  These estimates can be in conjunction with conceptual plans.


  • Budget Preparation:
  •         Prepare budgets and forecast costs for the overall project.  Review and compare budgets relative to the outline specifications provided by the Architect.
  • Value Engineering and Cost Analysis:

          GCC, Inc. will use its experience and knowledge of residential construction to suggest ways to cut project costs to the most practical level without compromising function or sacrificing quality, integrity or design.

  •   Schedule Management:


                        Prepare, maintain and update computerized construction schedules.

  • Preparation and Pre-qualifications of Subcontractors’ Bid List:


                        Pre-qualification criteria:

  • Ability to produce quality work on time
  • History and performance of work in similar projects
  • Current work in progress is reviewed to avoid overextending the subcontractor financially
  • Labor force availability and track record
  • History of value engineering










GCC, Inc. will gain a full understanding of the scope of work as follows:

  • Review drawings and details as they become available and confer closely with the Architect and Owner, as required
  • Review actual project site conditions for any potential problems existing and/or  which may occur the course of construction.
  • Review the project site accessibility for equipment and stocking of materials
  • Review Engineers and Soil Reports, if available




                The management of GCC, Inc.,has a well-established background working with subcontractors and vendors with proven track records.  Selection of these Team members is based on their history and performance on similar projects.  Management has found that subcontractors perform differently on various types of projects and, therefore, are selected according to their expertise in fulfilling a job’s specific needs.

  •         BID CONTROL


                All requests for bids are given a deadline for quotation and monitored by the Project Estimator.  Bids are then received, reviewed and logged.



  • All bids are analyzed for inclusions, exclusions, accuracy and completeness
  • The quantities are verified with our in-house quantity surveys and take offs
  • Review bids for overlapping scope of work
  • Taxes, permits, F.O.B. job site, overtime, price guarantees, shop drawings, submittals, substitutions and long lead items are also reviewed and verified
  • We will request input from subcontractors for alternate approaches to the work for cost savings and value engineering



                After all bids are reviewed and evaluated, and recommendations are made, the subcontract is issued.




                Change orders requested by the Architect, Engineer and Owner should always be put in writing and accompanied by detailed plans and specifications, if indicated.  Such requests should be clear and concise to document exactly what is required and when it is to be done.

                We ensure all subcontractors are aware of correct Change Order procedures and format required by the Owner/Architect.


  • Immediately upon evidence of a changed condition we will notify the Owner/Architect for direction.
  • Abide by the established procedures regarding submittal procedures.  Promptly follow these procedures and submit the change order request.
  • Enter the change order request number on the “COR LOG”, GCC, Inc.’s in-house change order tracking system.
  • Prepare an estimate of the cost and time involved in the specific change, and the time and cost effects of the change on other items of work.


6.             QUALITY ASSURANCE

                Quality of the project and attention to detail starts at the beginning and follows through to the end.  Quality is controlled by on-site observation and review of all materials and procedures intended for use on the project.






  •         SAFETY

Safety is the number one priority at GCC, Inc.  We work to instill this priority with all Contractors and their crews.  Diligent housekeeping is a must for maximum safety and efficiency.  A clean project also runs smoother.

  •         SECURITY

                Levels of security vary with each project.  GCC, Inc. will gain a full understanding of the Owner’s needs and will do everything to accommodate all such requirements.  These requirements are then enforced with all of the Contractors and vendors.




                GCC, Inc. begins quality control at the inception of a project.  Selection of the most suitable subcontractors for each project is the key to GCC, Inc.’scontrol.  We believe that pride of workmanship is a requirement of all Team members to produce a quality product.  GCC, Inc.’sattention to detail and commitment to quality are the cornerstone of our organization.

                GCC, Inc.utilizes computerized digital camera equipment to accurately archive all phases of each project.  This advanced technology affords GCC, Inc. the opportunity to deliver current and accurate information to Architects, Engineers, Designers and Sub Contractors, enabling them to maintain the highest quality of construction. 



                Closing out a project in an orderly manner is as important as the start up.  In the course of construction, record drawings must be continuously maintained and updated.

                A summary of GCC, Inc.’s close-out procedures and submittals is as follows:

  • Notice of Completion Certificate, if required
  • Submit Record Drawings (“As - Built”)
  • Manufacturers’ Literature
  • Operating Manuals
  • Warranties and Guarantees
  • Equipment Manuals
  • Final Billings
  • Lien Releases
  • Other Owner Required Information
  • Certificate of Occupancy/Temporary Certificate of Occupancy
  • Building Department Stamped Plans
  • Materials for Stock
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