- Let’s work together to determine the goals of this project and take the time to make sure we all have the same vision and expectations.
- One of the most critical steps in our process.
Pre-construction is one of the most critical stages in the building process. It is during this phase that we work hand in hand with our clients to determine goals, create a shared vision, and lay out expectations. During the pre-construction phase our capabilities include budgetary assessment and can lend technical support with design and lease negotiations.
We all want to be on the same page, and no one likes surprises. That is why INFINITY believes that this phase is so important. We want to make sure that every aspect of the project has been discussed, thought out, and planned for accordingly. We want to have a cohesive team going into construction, with clear, effective lines of communication.
About this Process
- During this part of the process, we make sure that everyone is on the same page. We want all parties to have the same vision, same goals, and same expectations for the project. This is a crucial part of our process and includes a review of the:
- Resource Allocation
- Special considerations
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- Pre-construction is one of the most critical stages in the building process. It is during this phase that we work hand in hand with our clients to determine goals, create a shared vision, and lay out expectations.
- Have a vision or dream? You have come to the right place. We help make that bring that vision to life, one step at a time.
- New location or project all together? No problem! We are here to guide you through every step of the process.
Here is a list of our most Frequently Asked Questions.
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What can I do to keep cost down on my project?
Today’s interior design is typically a highly coordinated set of finishes that requires multiple layers of detail to forge the completed product. Multiple layers requires multiple craftsmen and sequences that drives the cost of the finish packages. When designing your concept pay special attention to the finishes and what they may or may not require. Equally it is invaluable to engage a General Contractor for pre-construction budgeting in conjunction with the design. The outcome is a predicted, educated, cost package encompassing the Design.
Does my project really require mechanical, electrical and plumbing?
Each project requires infrastructure to meet the design and operating intent of the space. There is some flexibility with the engineering and specifications but each and every project requires a custom set of M-E-P engineering to function correctly. This is a fixed variable on projects that is typically 1/3 of the projects costs.
What makes Infinity different from other Contractors?
Infinity is a diverse group of individuals that focus’ on the industries hospitality market and beyond. We attribute our success to our talented construction managers who are hospitality vetted. The second part of the equation is that of our trade partners who have been with Infinity’s principals building in the hospitality market for decades. There is one common identity between all of Infinity’s personnel and trade partners, we all have the hospitality mindset of schedule and budget.
Does Infinity provide pre-construction services and budget?
Yes infinity provides all facets of pre-construction services including site survey, lease review, MEP testing, conceptual budgeting and scheduling. These fees are free to our clientele, because the right deal results in a positive building experience for our clients.
How much of Infinity’s work is hard bid?
85% of Infinity’s work is negotiated with our repeat clientele, we are extremely proud of our relationships and our ability to maintain a sterling performance. The remaining 15% of work that we do entertain are hard bid opportunity’s, or opportunity’s that are outside of the hospitality market, i.e. base building construction, higher education, unique structural work.
What are some of your past ventures?
We have a range of repeat clientele that start with simple coffee shops and run through 5+ million dollar one off restaurants. We also have a number of well-established Restaurant groups that choose to hire Infinity one project after the other. Our success has been built on long term relationships.
What size and type of Projects have you built?
See above answer #6
What are the first steps of planning a Construction Project?
We recommend you engage with a General Contractor early in the process as they can be a critical part of establishing your concepts budget.
If three bids are not the way to find a quality contractor what is?
The answer is not much different from how you find the best surgeon. You need to check out the contractor’s reputation in the industry and experience building your type of project. The best way to do this is by asking for references and actually checking them. Call the references and ask them how the contractor did with key issues such as the schedule and the budget. Be sure to ask if the owner would hire them again. Find out if company has experience building your type of project. While a company may do a great job building schools, it may not have experience building restaurants or retail stores.
My Cousin has built a lot of custom homes, should I ask him to build my Restaurant?
Would you ask a foot and ankle specialist to perform open heart surgery? Of course not, just like in the medical field there are different skills required for different types of construction. A company that has a great track record in one type of construction may not have the skills to successfully build a different type of project.
What does a general contractor do?
The general contractor is the manager/boss of construction project. The contractor selects the sub-contractors to provide each of the special services needed for the project, such as electricians, plumbers, painters, cabinetry, floor coverings, then coordinates the scheduling of these subcontractors and ensures that they are building to the standards set forth in the plans.