Harkins’ hallmark for more than 50 years has been the negotiated contract, where we get involved at the initial design stage. Using an open-book approach, our highly developed preconstruction services offer several advantages over other methods.
Our dedicated estimating team allows us to put the necessary resources up front where the solutions have the greatest value. Every project is assigned a preconstruction manager and an estimator to address the needs of the project in the early phases. Our director of preconstruction oversees the entire process and monitors the work for continuity and consistency.
The level of detail put into analyzing early design documents is what differentiates us from other contractors. We work to become the early authority on every aspect and detail of the job, including scope, design parameters, project assumptions, budget, schedule, and more. Where there are gaps, we fill them in. We're able to make accurate projections for cost and schedule and provide cost-effective design solutions, which allows our clients to pursue their projects successfully at a very early stage.