Ground Up Construction

Site Selection and Added Negotiation Leverage

If you care considering a piece of property to construct a ground-up project, CONNECT with us early in the process, and we can work hand-in-hand with your real estate professional to help provide clarity to the technical aspects of property that you may be considering. We will help you identify constraints that might exist on the site, be it easements, topographical, zoning requirements, or other possible development restrictions. We can then quickly determine the allowable building size for the site while still meeting necessary parking and other requirements. This information can drastically change the complexion of a property you may be considering. For example, if you were building your business plan around a structure that could house multiple tenants, the allowable building footprint on a property may not allow that option. If we are engaged early enough in the process, you can use this information as leverage in your negotiations to acquire the property, or perhaps even reconsider that site at all.

Full Design Capabilities

We can provide you the full spectrum of design services that will be necessary for your development of the site. Our Civil / Site plans include grading & drainage plans, utility plans, pavement design, sediment & erosion control plans, and other necessary site improvements. We also commonly provide full architectural and engineering plans for the shell building as well. Additionally, we can arrange for architectural renderings for you to solicit potential tenants to the building, if you are seeking them. We can then seamlessly interlace the tenant improvement drawings for you or any of your tenants.

Integrated Construction

When you CONNECT your design and build of a ground up project some significant time savings can be realized. Despite our excellent relationship with most municipalities, it is rare to see a ground up project get full approval by all necessary government agencies on first submittal. We have the ability to know and understand any outstanding issues after first submittal and might be able to start construction earlier than other contractors, due to our familiarity with what is left to be accomplished on the design side. A contractor not fully integrated with the design process might feel hesitant to begin with only partial approval and chose delay the start of construction until full approval is granted. This can result in schedule delays and possible associated seasonal costs. In addition, when you CONNECT your designer and contractor into the same person, it provides a single source of accountability for your entire project.