Preconstruction is a critical part of the construction process. Decisions made throughout the preconstruction phase lay the foundation for the construction phase of the project.
During the preconstruction phase, the construction team is formed, design decisions are made, and a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) is often established. The best opportunity to save time and money is in the preconstruction phase.
The preconstruction team provides a smooth transition from the preconstruction phase to the construction phase of a project. We take the lead on coordinating regularly scheduled preconstruction team meetings, where early clarifications help to facilitate open communication and prevent conflict throughout the duration of the project.
Pricing the project at various stages of design allows the team the opportunity to alter the scope as necessary to maintain the project budget. We offer options and recommendations to the owner which provide value without compromising the integrity of the project.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) Services
BIM uses technology to view projects, make projections, and identify potential problems before a shovel even touches the ground. These technologies and processes enhance efficiency and streamline schedules which benefits all members of the project team, helping us to deliver the highest quality project for our clients.
Clash Avoidance and Detection Reduce Costly Rework and Schedule Impacts
Mistakes which normally would have been discovered during construction are detected and addressed prior to project mobilization with Wagman’s clash detection process. This has significant cost savings and schedule impacts.
Robotic Layout Ensures the Continuity from Design Through As-Built
Wagman provides the latest in robotic total station layout technology, the Leica iCR50 iCON Robotic Station on all projects. Through our robotic total stations, building components such as pipe hangers and slab penetrations can be laid out with unparalleled accuracy by leveraging the data within the BIM model and uploading it to our field robotic stations. This allows building components to be laid out with extreme accuracy and minimize the potential issues due to human error.
Virtual Walkthroughs Provide Our Clients with a Fully Immersive and Interactive Environment
Through the latest in photorealistic gaming software and our Oculus Rift headsets, clients can walk through their space virtually just as they would upon completion. Prospective buyers can select and see finishes and cost changes live with a few clicks. This has streamlined and improved the pre-sale process for many clients.
4D Modeling – Adding the Dimension of Time
4D modeling is a powerful visualization and communication tool that can give all stakeholders a clear understanding of project milestones and construction plans. With 4D modeling, the 3D model can be synchronized with the project schedule animating how the building will actually be constructed.
“As Keystone Kidspace’s Construction Manager, the Wagman team has been an instrumental part of our planning and budgeting. I can’t wait to see them bring our project to life! We couldn’t have done it without you, Wagman!”
Jessica Brubaker, Co-Founder, Keystone Kidspace