Preconstruction Services

Preconstruction Services

To ensure successful delivery of an upcoming project, Harper provides a thorough and systematic preconstruction process for owners leveraging either the Construction Manager at-Risk or the Design-Build procurement methods. These preconstruction services are one of the most significant benefits of alternative delivery construction by providing the ownership team additional planning tools and services to ensure on-time project delivery within the desired budget.

However, not all preconstruction systems are created equal. As an owner, it’s important to ensure your construction partner has a robust set of tools, technology, and resources to maximize the chances of your project’s success.

Harper Preconstruction Benefits Include:

  • Dedicated preconstruction personnel
  • Full & dedicated estimating team
  • Historical Construction Data
  • Project Feasibility Studies provided early during client’s due diligence.
  • Site analysis – proactive approach to understanding soils conditions
  • Design Collaboration creating cost effective solutions
  • Materials & Constructability Analysis
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Market Verified Project Budgets with input from the actual market place
  • Risk Management Analysis
  • Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) Creation
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) / Virtual Construction
  • Virtual Design Coordination


Positive Results

  • Client sees cost effective solutions to potential challenges resulting in a viable project
  • Minimize potential risks by identifying early and developing the best plan with these conditions
  • Mitigation of issues and added costs in site development with bad soils and/or rock with sound engineering

Case Study

Clemson University Duke Energy - SCRA Innovation Center

Harper was selected to partner with Clemson University as the chosen Design-Build Contractor for the new Duke Energy-SCRA Innovation Center. Harper’s responsibilities involved both preconstruction and...

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What People Are Saying

“The bottom line is that because of the Harper team’s efforts, we were able to receive a quality innovation center on schedule and under budget. I would certainly recommend you and your team for future projects.”

Sam Zanca
Project Manager
(for Duke Energy Innovation Center)