Trautman team member reviewing blue printsWhen our team becomes involved in projects early on, during design, we can help accelerate decisions, reduce design questions during construction, and save owners money through design efficiencies and value engineering.

Expertise at all phases of a project

Our experienced engineers and drafters often lend technical expertise and assistance to project design teams. We help them develop the construction documents and a preliminary budget and schedule. Our team sticks with each project through each review and revision round, helping to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the design.

We provide value engineering with all our projects. Throughout the design process and before construction begins, we look for ways to reduce costs without affecting building performance. This can be accomplished through changes in materials or equipment, design details, or installation methods. Additionally, this thorough review of the construction documents helps produce more accurate budgets, fast-track decision making and equipment selection, reduce schedule impacts, and maximize prefabrication opportunities. 

After the design is complete, we can help with the prequalification of subcontractors and vendors and assist with the bidding process. This allows the project to reap the benefits of our outstanding relationships with manufacturers and vendors, reducing lead times and helping to ensure that materials are on site when they are needed.

Finally, the permitting process can be another sticking point in bringing a project to fruition. Our contacts allow us to work collaboratively with the authority having jurisdiction to expedite the review, permitting, and inspection processes.

Our preconstruction services include:

  • Value engineering
  • Budget development
  • Equipment selection
  • Schedule development and assessment
  • Prefabrication opportunity identification
  • Permit processing assistance
  • Subcontractor/vendor prequalification
  • Long lead item procurement