Due to the quantity of large scale design-build and design-assist projects we complete annually, we have a pre-construction process in place that is unparalleled in our market. We utilize Accubid Estimating Software to build and track project budgets and estimates.

Our team takes pride in being an engaged team member in design meetings, working collaboratively with the design-team to produce a design that is both cost effective and meets the requirements of the owner. The level of engagement and proactivity we provide results in a different experience for the owner, general contractor, and design team.

When you partner with Citadel for pre-construction services, you can expect the following:

  • Detailed analysis of various codes, permitting, and regulations that may be applicable
  • Cost transparency: open book accounting during the course of the entire project, starting day 1
  • Proactive BIM Modeling
  • Early identification of areas and systems that contain budget risk
  • We break our estimates down into detailed scopes of work and clearly communicate that detail
  • Being an engaged design build partner to the design team
  • We provide direction to our engineer of record partner to ensure cost and constructability are taken into account at all times
  • Track record for guaranteeing accuracy of early and conceptual estimates
  • Continual engineering analysis and options pricing
  • Clear communication of contingencies and allowances
  • Systems analysis and life cycle costs
  • Becoming familiar will the owner’s design standards, ensuring they are met while identifying all value engineering opportunities
  • Approaching every project with an Integrated Project Team mindset
  • Schedule verification and input along with manpower projections
  • Specification review
  • CAD created installation drawings
  • In-house prefabrication shop
  • Immediate Identification of Long-Lead Items
  • Expedited Submittals/Coordination with Design Team
  • Value Engineering
  • Qualifying Subcontractors
  • Working with the project team on a proactive plan to exceed MBE/WBE/DBE project goals
  • We make product selections that increase productivity
  • Collaborative BlueBeam Studio Sessions