Design, Engineering & Pre-Construction

Henry F. Teichmann, Inc.’s team of designers and engineers works with clients to understand project requirements and provided services to support these goals, gaining recognition as the problem solvers of the industry.

A thorough design, engineering, and pre-construction process is the key to streamlining project delivery and limiting risk in the construction phase. The foundation for a project’s success is often determined by the teamwork, early collaboration, and quality expectations defined in this phase.

By leveraging our expertise, HFT takes a team approach to proactively identify innovative cost savings and project enhancement opportunities. We will work with you to develop a feasible, cost-effective budget and achievable schedule. Our team will provide value engineered design solutions including appropriate details, equipment and materials selection.

We work with our clients to create a development strategy to structure the best capital funding solutions, realize optimum efficiency and yield, as well as reduce project risk. We use a broad range of development services to analyze market / location data, validate project objectives and estimate costs. Capital funding solutions include equity position, government economic development opportunities, and third-party funding.

Our deep knowledge of turnkey development and construction allows us to perform feasibility studies and conceptual budget estimates for clients allowing them to develop and substantiate a basis of design.

Typical Four Stage Pre-Construction, Design, and Engineering Workflow


Pre-Development Phase

  • Market research and analysis
  • Pre-development feasibility studies
  • Site investigation and selection
  • Basis of design formulation
  • Concept design and layout
  • Conceptual budget estimates
  • Funding prospectus generation

Preliminary Design

  • Engineering and building/civil design
  • Site and building layout
  • Process layout design
  • Process control and monitoring scheme outline
  • Design coordination resolution
  • Project schedule preparation
  • Key equipment identification and basic specifications
  • Basic utility design
  • Assessment of local design and safety codes
  • Interim budget reviews and cost escalation identification and mitigation

Detailed Design Development

  • Estimate/budget analysis
  • 3D layout and identifying interferences
  • Process control and monitoring specification scheme
  • Direct equipment (materials pricing)
  • Formulation of procurement strategy
  • Detailed schedule development
  • Logistics strategy formation
  • Material selections and identify sourcing
  • Effective construction methodology review and design
  • Defining project execution strategy and phasing plans
  • Horizontal and vertical estimate development
  • Interim budget reviews and cost escalation identification and mitigation

Construction Document

  • Comprehensive design preview
  • Final schedule/phasing plans
  • Final production layout and equipment design
  • Estimate/budget analysis
  • Final process control and monitoring specification
  • Subcontractor list/qualifications
  • Equipment and materials vendor list/qualifications
  • Self-perform analysis
  • Prepare detailed sub scope packages
  • BIM 3D model and 4D schedule
  • Final project cost and schedule
  • Building permit submission and administration

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