D.P. Electric understands that the key to a successful project is to provide an honest and accurate budget as well as an understanding of the owner’s needs and priorities. We proactively work with general contractors, architects, engineers, and planners to gain an understanding of the project goals and develop means and methods to build a project that identifies objectives, assesses risk and implements a comprehensive preconstruction management plans that mitigates risk and assures that all components that the client requested are incorporated, including construction budget, resolution of constructability issues and a high quality installation at the best value for the building owner. Below are some of the preconstruction services we offer.
Design Build/Design Assist
Our Design Build Estimating and Project Management staff brings decades of expertise and an integrated delivery approach to the design of your electrical systems. For over twenty years, we have partnered with local engineers, architects, and contractors to create design solutions and cost-saving ideas. From initial concept to refined drawings, our goal is to produce a complete and accurate set of construction documents.
Our approach to the design build process includes ongoing collaboration and communication with the client, constructability reviews throughout the project life cycle and integration of design reviews during construction. This review process includes evaluation of electrical codes, equipment footprint and placement, electrical maintenance clearances, and feeder and pathway routing efficiencies. These key components ensure that equipment and systems are installed in accordance with design intent, plans, specifications, and codes
Our estimators review the plans and specifications in great detail. They provide alternate-add pricing for any design deficiencies that might have been overlooked by the project engineers and architects. This assists general contractors and owners with realistic cost budgeting of the projects up front; minimizing the change order process for extra costs due to design deficiencies. Change orders are generally for additional scope of work requested by the owner of the project.
CAD + BIM
Our in-house CAD Detailer works with our Estimating and Project Management Teams to create 3D BIM models for clash detection and increased efficiency of layouts, 2D drawings, redlines, as-built drawings, and shop drawings for submittals. This helps us work with other pre-construction teams to actively analyze project requirements and identify potential problems before they arise. These same files are used as additional background files for our “Trimble” (GPS) software and field equipment installations. Our Pre-Construction Team are professionals that have advanced through the ranks in the field, acquiring a first-hand understanding of what it takes to complete a project. Due to their higher education and tenure of experience, they bring great value to the client. The team is made up of project executives, engineers, and estimators. For your review, we have enclosed the resumes of key team members.
To learn more about the professional preconstruction services available at D.P. Electric, call (480) 858-9070 today.