Services

A Comprehensive Approach to Cost Management

Smarter Solutions. Risk Mitigation. No Surprises.

Not just a short term estimating service but a long term cost management partnership.

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Construction Estimating Services

We provide estimating and cost control for performing arts, visual, educational, entertainment arts and museum projects, from initiation through design and construction with detailed, user-friendly cost reports.

It is important to the Client and Design Team, that decisions made during design and construction which impact the bottom line are based on feedback from real experience and real costs.

Venue’s depth of knowledge is unsurpassed because of an extensive database of cultural projects’ costs for clients across the nation and around the world.

 

VIEW PROJECTS

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  • MASTERPLAN
    PHASE

    • Range of facility construction costs
    • Market conditions and pricing trends analysis
    • Options and phasing costs, if required
    • Comparable information on other projects’ published costs
    • Soft costs, if required
    • Drafted and finally presented in a form most useful to the Client

  • PROGRAM BUDGET
    PHASE

    • Detailed cost plan for Client and Programming Team review
    • Net to gross floor areas
    • Breakdown of the project’s hard and soft costs
    • Team workshops to get to a workable bottom line
    • Final program signed off by Client and Design Team with area, quality, and budget approved

  • CONCEPT DESIGN
    PHASE

    • Update cost plan from concept drawings and review cost targets
    • Comparison of conceptual drawing options with approved program
    • Net/gross floor area comparison with net/gross program
    • Back to budget options, if necessary
    • Team workshops to monitor design options and adherence to the Client’s bottom line

  • SCHEMATIC DESIGN PHASE

    • Estimate based on an elemental and/or trade basis
    • Comparative analysis with approved concept cost plan
    • Liaison with trades on constructability and scheduling issues
    • Real value engineering
    • Attendance at all Client/Design Team meetings
    • Continual “big picture” cost control advice to ensure adherence to the Client’s bottom line

  • DESIGN DEVELOPMENT PHASE

    • Detailed estimate based on an elemental and/or trade basis
    • Comparative analysis with approved schematic cost plan
    • Detailed real value engineering and cost options for design alternatives
    • Liaison with construction manager, if appointed
    • Attendance at key Client/Design Team meetings
    • Continual detailed cost control advice to ensure adherence to the Client’s bottom line

  • CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT PHASE

    • Final estimate on an elemental and/or trade basis
    • Comparative analysis with approved design development cost plan
    • Attendance at key Client/Design Team meetings
    • Final market conditions and pricing trends analysis
    • Add/deduct alternates for bidding purposes

  • BID/TENDER
    PHASE

    • Analysis of general contractor and trade bids
    • Comparative analysis with budget
    • Negotiation with general contractor, if required

  • CONSTRUCTION
    PHASE

    • Payment applications
    • Schedule cost implications
    • Claims and change order/variations negotiation