Every project is unique in scope-- We like to get involved early in the design phase so that we can manage the project more efficiently, provide effective building solutions, and identify challenges early on to alleviate design changes after construction commencement.

preconstruction services

Barrett’s comprehensive pre-construction services thoroughly examine all aspects of the project to evaluate constructibility, analyze cost and feasibility, and to devise appropriate building solutions to deliver the project in accordance to the client’s intended goals. Our pre-construction services utilize our management, estimating, and technical services to effectively study a project prior to construction commencement, and involves the following:

  • Evaluation of site conditions and coordination of surveys consistent with the building program
  • Tracking of design development specifications to meet client conformance
  • Development of a master project schedule
  • Preparation of a concept budget and detailed trade-by-trade cost estimate
  • Perform value engineering
  • Provide purchasing power that meets procurement requirements of any project
  • Provide cost savings, alternate systems and materials recommendations
  • Establish list of pre-qualified subcontractors and initiation of competitive bid procedures for trades
  • Conduct scope and trade bid review meetings and provide recommendations of subcontractor awards in each trade whose price, staffing and competence will yield the best results.
  • Implementation of progress and cost reporting systems

construction management & general contracting services

As construction manager and general contractor, Barrett’s involvement begins from the earliest stages of design through to client occupancy. Barrett's management approach provides the client with comprehensive control over all aspects of the project, including budgeting and scheduling, while utilizing our management and team capabilities to supervise construction activities, control costs, achieve timely performance, manage material deliveries, and maintain quality production standards. Our scope of services during the construction phase includes:

  • Assuming responsibility for construction means, methods, sequencing and procedures
  • Coordinating and supervising work performed by trades and outside suppliers for quality, completeness, schedule, and conformity with plans and specifications
  • Oversight of all shop drawings and material quality sampling
  • Expediting and securing all permits, licenses, inspections, sign-offs, and occupancy certificates required by jurisdictional agencies
  • Providing cost, quality, inventory control transparency, monitoring and reporting
  • Scheduling, delivery, receipt and proper storage of all long lead systems and materials.
  • Monitoring conformance of design requirements
  • Maintaining and updating project schedules
  • Holding on-going project meetings with client and trades to monitor job progress
  • Management of change orders and general conditions
  • Monitoring of material installations
  • Comprehensive punch list services
  • Coordination with municipal authorities, governmental agencies, and utility companies
  • Upon substantial completion of construction, examine work to assure efficacy and quality

construction consultant services

We provide guidance on cost effective building solutions and critical path mapping to completion. With a track record of completing projects on time and within budget, and our ability to guarantee completion, getting a project off the ground or back on track are invaluable resources for which Barrett can deliver.

  • Site evaluation
  • Estimating
  • Value engineering
  • Quality control evaluation and monitoring
  • Project scheduling and management