Design Phase

We Begin with the End in Mind

At the beginning of your commercial construction project, every decision made is crucial to maximizing your investment. You have a vision for what you want your project to be and the results you want to achieve when it’s complete. When a team you trust is on board during these early days, your project is set up for success.

Our integrated and collaborative approach to Design Phase/Preconstruction Services is part of our commitment to quality and designed to make your journey from preconstruction through project completion and beyond a truly exceptional experience.

A Preconstruction Evolution

Starting a project off with an appropriate budget, fast and accurate schedule, and a high performing team who delivers a great design and high quality documents is what we commit to deliver with our design phase partners — every time. We’ve long provided a full spectrum of preconstruction services our clients can depend on. Over the past few years, we’ve taken the same passion for continuous improvement that inspired us to develop some of the most progressive and accurate preconstruction processes and tools in the commercial construction industry to rethink the process. How can we do this even better so the results are more accurate, timely and satisfying for clients, design teams and trade partners?

Today, our integrated approach to Design Phase/Preconstruction Services leverages improved technology and the best design phase management, Virtual Design and Construction, and preconstruction experts in the business to refine an increasingly collaborative process. We offer an array of preconstruction and design integration services to make sure the entire team has access to the most complete cost, scheduling and constructability information to facilitate your chosen project delivery method.

That’s what makes for a great experience and great results.

McCarthy has displayed a high level of collaboration while delivering an added value to the owner. They bring an innovative approach to project delivery.

Shelly Hayden, AIA, CSI, Manager, Airport Structure
Clark County Department of Aviation

A Custom Approach

Your project is unique, and you want to feel confident about what’s ahead. No surprises. To get you there, we listen carefully first, well before the first shovel hits the ground. Then our integrated approach kicks into high gear. Ultimately, it comes down to certainty you can count on today and throughout the commercial construction project. A sampling of our services include:

  • Estimating
  • Project Budget Management
  • Bid Packaging and Procurement Strategies
  • Project-Specific Diversity and Inclusion Planning
  • Market Research and Labor Analysis
  • Constructability Reviews
  • Site Logistics and Project Scheduling
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Sustainability/LEED Planning
  • 3D Laser Scanning
  • 3D Model Coordination/Integration
  • 3D Mockups
  • 4D Logistics Planning
  • 5D Continuous Cost Modeling
  • Underground Utility Mapping

Integrated Design Delivery Services

  • Design Phase Management
  • Co-Location Establishment
  • Virtual Co-Location and Collaboration Solutions
  • Target Value Design and Analysis
  • Collaborative Design Review
  • Early Subcontractor Selection
  • Design-Assist/Design-Build Coordination
  • Collaborative Scheduling/Pull Planning