We Start our projects with the End in Mind

Our meticulous preconstruction team takes every last detail into account. Downes’ first-hand builder’s perspective, estimating accuracy and collaborative approach will ensure your project the best results. Early involvement allows us to provide you with a solid foundation of information and cost modeling to make informed decisions from the start. By examining your project from multiple perspectives (cost, schedule, quality, durability, and buildability), we are able to help you to examine options and realize a design that provides the best long-term value for your project and budget.

Understanding the intent of each stakeholder and maintaining open communication are key components of our process and approach – our aim is to set realistic expectations, deliver accurate assessments, provide creative solutions, and identify opportunities to add value. We commit to make your project’s journey from preconstruction through project completion an exceptional experience.

Preconstruction services include:

  • Project Feasibility Studies and Planning
  • Conceptual Budgeting and Cost Estimating
  • Master and Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling
  • Construction Phasing and Project Logistics
  • Procurement Strategies
  • Building Forensics (Exploratory Investigations, Laser Scanning / BIM)
  • Project Communications / Pre-Referendum Phase