Preconstruction Services

When PCL is engaged early in the design process to provide preconstruction services, clients receive valuable input when the most critical project decisions are being made. 

PCL Construction employees looking at a project schedule. 

PCL applies knowledge of construction services and current market conditions to make suggestions, evaluate alternatives, review constructability, provide early pricing estimates, and offer advice to the project teams. As a result of this early collaboration, PCL incorporates the required materials, systems, and elements into construction documents to efficiently and safely build the project without impacting the functional, quality, or aesthetic design.  


You will realize significant cost savings through accurate cost analysis, innovative and efficient construction plans, and enhanced schedule control.
An internal Peer Review Team of seasoned construction professionals provide additional constructability advice before the design develops into a workable construction plan. In particular, PCL looks at the advantages of overlapping design with construction at the earliest possible time.


PCL’s preconstruction services facilitate early involvement and deliver unsurpassed value in:

Budget and Cost Development

On-time substantiated cost estimates and price certainty are delivered based on construction knowledge, market conditions, project management, and risk analysis experience.

Project Scheduling

Realistic, in-depth design and construction schedules can be tailored to meet any need. During project scheduling we analyze early permitting opportunities, design reviews and approvals, constructability challenges, and budget.

Construction Planning

Project-specific execution plans ensure critical components of the project are incorporated into the overall construction plan. These project execution plans include detailed site logistic plans, safety and quality implementations, budget approval, secured permits, and final project notice to proceed.

Construction Risk Management

Price certainty, complemented with a risk-management plan anticipating market changes, can and will provide true costs to aid in sound business decisions. PCL reviews every project risk management plan with clients and lead designers to ensure our risk mitigation strategy meets expectations and approvals.

Value Engineering

Design and construction alternatives are examined up front to enhance the performance of the project, while providing opportunities for cost savings right from early design that carry into construction, operation, and maintenance.​

Procurement & Expediting

Permitting, procurement, and commissioning schedules are paramount to the overall construction schedule. These activities begin early in the preconstruction process and are developed alongside design, thus eliminating costly delays in obtaining timely permitting, procurement lead times, and allowing for early development of the project commissioning plan. 


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