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Pre-Construction

For over 15 years, Encore Construction, Inc. has been the preferred commercial general contractor of choice for hundreds of businesses. We are a full-service, personable commercial general contractor with countless completed projects under our belt thanks to our dedicated customer service, exceptional attention to detail, and beautiful results. Our mission is perfectly executing your vision, on time and on budget while exceeding your expectations every step of the way.

Our Approach to Pre-Construction

Preconstruction is a critical part of the commercial construction project, as it lays the groundwork for a successful finished construction project. The pre-construction process includes meeting with your team to define your expectations, intent, budget, and timeline. Encore will produce an appropriate design-phase schedule with checkpoints and budgets based on current market conditions, material availability, timeline, and more. By working together to clearly define project standards and timelines, our construction processes can be completed perfectly in accordance with them.

The Project Analysis Phase

By working through project expectations and goals early in the construction process, Encore can suggest alternative materials or construction methods that are more cost-effective, more functional, or more creative. Project analysis ensures that all choices made regarding the construction project are thought-out and purposeful.

The Design Coordination Phase

Encore will assist any consultants, designers, and architects throughout the design coordination phase. This stage also includes design reviews to ensure that the finished design is compliant with franchise or landlord standards, on budget, and able to be completed on time.

The Design Development Phase

The design development phase will include defining:

  • All cost items
  • Qualifications
  • Allowances
  • Excluded work (if there will be any)
  • Temporary construction
  • Site development costs
  • Cost-saving alternatives to existing decisions

The Construction Document Phase

The construction document phase will include:

  • Preparing cost estimate framework
  • A review of the bid
  • Finalizing alternates and allowances
  • Finalizing specifications
  • Finalizing cost-saving alternative choices

Partner with Encore Construction

Encore Construction is the preferred commercial general contractor and construction management firm of businesses throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and the Philadelphia metro area. Thanks to our experienced team and diverse portfolio, we are uniquely able to meet the needs of restaurants, offices, retail stores, multi-family units, and more. To learn more about a partnership with Encore, please contact us .