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Pre-Construction

"Ascent's Pre-Construction services are exceptional and offer Rubicon a true competitive advantage when we are underwriting new projects "

Pete Thompson, Rubicon Partners  

The goal of a Pre-construction effort is to develop a clear set of expectations for the project and to develop a design that meets them.  The problem is that many people are trapped in the traditional approach of design, followed by estimate, followed by scope cutting and it’s back to the drawing board.  Oftentimes the process only results in cost increases and schedule delays to the chagrin of a talented and willing Project Team.

We believe that we can do better…

The Value Alignment Process

The idea is simple in concept but complex in implementation… maximize the bang delivered by each construction buck.  Ascent Builders has developed a new approach to an old problem, one that we call Value Alignment

  1. Determine Client Values
  2. Prioritize Client Values
  3. Drive Design process using Client Values

First, we focus our efforts on identifying the Client's definition of Value; mission critical requirements, desired features and the little things that may be difference makers in the finished project.  Then, we evaluate and rank the importance of each idea based on its relative “value” to the end user.  Next, our Cost Model takes shape as we “align” construction dollars with each piece of scope until we determine the optimum balance between all of the competing interests.   

The Pre-Construction Phase is where the Client has the maximum ability to save money on building costs.  Our Value Alignment process allows maximum leverage to reduce building costs.

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