Early Collaboration Between Design and Construction Professionals Improves Project Success
Pre-construction services is more than just reviewing plans. It is a committed collaboration involving client stakeholders, designers and professional construction managers during which vital information is shared. Finished look and feel, durability, building life expectancy, future growth and budget are all discussed so that potential challenges can be resolved before construction begins. During pre-construction discussions, Stellar’s team asks questions, offers alternative solutions, suggests various finishes and construction techniques, tests the budget as often as needed and develops a sound project timeline based on realistic data. Stellar’s team is highly experienced in providing a host of preconstruction services early in the design process so our clients can make timely decisions that enable them to spend their money wisely.
Strategic Budgeting Solutions for Seamless Project Execution
Maximize Efficiency & Cost Control with Stellar's Expertise
At Stellar, we understand that unexpected costs can creep into a project without proper planning and communication. We work closely with our clients to manage their budgets and expectations, and we maintain transparency throughout the bidding process.
Our team has deep expertise in designing and building facilities of all types, for all budgets, in a variety of markets. We have been in business for over 35 years, and we have developed strong relationships with vendors and suppliers. This allows us to provide our clients with the most accurate information for their budgets, including initial costs and projected long-term savings.
Building Surveys: We Help You Get the Information You Need to Build with Confidence
We conduct topographic and boundary surveys to locate, mark, and measure any existing features on or inside a property. This includes utility locations, storm drains, elevations, and surface types that may impact building design.
Our surveys provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your project. We can help you identify potential problems, avoid costly mistakes, and ensure that your building is properly designed and constructed.
Efficiency-Driven Constructability Assessments for Seamless Project Execution
Stellar understands that minimizing construction delays and field changes is key to keeping a project on schedule and within budget. We offer constructability reviews to our clients to help them avoid these problems.
Our constructability reviews are conducted by a separate design and construction team. This team reviews the project design documents to ensure that they can be executed safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively. We identify any potential problems with the design and make recommendations for improvement.
Our constructability reviews have helped our clients avoid costly redesigns and change orders. This has saved them time and money, and it has helped them to keep their projects on schedule and within budget.
Through our BIM clash detection, we detect conflicts and interferences so we can resolve them in the model, not in the field.
Optimize Your Investments with Expert Life Cycle Analysis
At Stellar, we have a dedicated team of experts who specialize in assessing the initial and operating costs of facilities. Our primary goal is to assist our clients in maximizing their net savings throughout the entire lifespan of their construction.
In addition to evaluating costs, we also conduct thorough code research to ensure that all building regulations and requirements are met. We take care of obtaining all necessary permits, saving our clients time and effort.
As part of our service, we offer a wide range of options tailored to our client's specific needs. Each option is carefully laid out, providing detailed information about costs and return on investment (ROI). This level of transparency empowers our clients to make the most informed decisions for their businesses, ultimately leading to greater success and growth.
Efficient Construction Planning: Identifying & Streamlining Long-Lead Items
We excel at identifying long-lead items in construction projects by quickly determining the materials that take the longest time to reach the job site. Our proactive approach ensures that delays are eliminated by sourcing these materials during the design phase. This process helps maximize efficiency, minimize risks, and keep the project on time and within budget.
Simplified Permitting Solutions: Expert Assistance for Zoning, Building & Incentives
Our team handles zoning and building permitting at the federal, state, and local levels. We also assist in identifying and applying for municipal incentives. We streamline the process, saving you time and effort.
Phasing & Scheduling: Streamlining Project Execution for Maximum Efficiency & Accuracy
To ensure maximum efficiency and accuracy, Stellar employs a systematic and well-documented approach to executing projects that eliminates costly delays for our clients.
- Phase 1: Project Development — conceptual engineering, preliminary engineering, estimating and scheduling
- Phase 2: Detailed Design — schematic drawings, outline specifications, project definition
- Phase 3: Project Implementation — cost control, quality assurance, schedule controls, communication safety
- Phase 4: Commissioning and Closing — mechanical systems start-up and training, final field inspections, punch list, record drawings and owner’s manuals
Value Management: Driving Value through Collaboration & Innovation
Through the collaboration of our design engineers, construction project managers and field supervisors, we create and deliver innovative solutions that add value for our clients. From process design to building materials, we thoroughly explore opportunities for value engineering at every phase of a project. We achieve this through:
- Lean manufacturing principles — during design development, we implement principles that reduce waste, increase productivity and boost profitability for our food clients
- Cost control — utilizing Procore project management software and Oracle JD Edwards accounting system, our team monitors and reports costs in real-time while maintaining the highest levels of communication and accountability
- Creativity and innovation — we bring these values to every project, understanding the value of offering leading-edge solutions for our clients that are proven to reduce costs and improve food safety