Design/Build Services, Construction Estimating, Custom Design - Kent Construction Company, Delaware

Design/Build Services

Kent Construction Company will work closely with you, the owner, to determine the scope of the project, construction methods and the target budget. The design-build process works closely with key subcontractors and consultants from conceptual design throughout completion of the construction drawings and specifications. Plans and specifications are reviewed in detail with the key trades to determine actual costs and alternate design and material selections are made early in the process. Continuous review of real world costs by the owner and design-build team assures a project design remains within budget and is completed on time.

When time is of the essence and controlling cost is paramount to the success of the project, Kent Construction Company's involvement is key. We are able to select the best methods and materials, and ensure that the design-build process allows for full execution of the "team concept". We stay on top of the varying construction costs which means a finished project, on, or below budget.

Construction Estimating

Unlike most general contractors, Kent Construction Company does not rely on subcontractors or consultants to provide pricing on all the trades. We have our own in-house construction estimating staff that prepares a detailed quantity take-off to compare with the subcontractor pricing. Our extensive knowledge of each subcontractor field enables us to compile better estimates than a subcontractor who is in a rush to bid.

In over 90% of our projects, we are selected in the early development stage. As a result, we have been able to refine our capabilities in conceptual construction cost estimating. Our team develops cost models of the project from start to finish by drawing on years of experience and an extensive database. Moreover, our estimates are timely and accurate – from even the most preliminary drawings. We can deliver precise and reliable budget information for various concepts based on our past history and knowledge of building systems.

Whether you have an architect or just a sketch on a napkin, Kent can play a valuable role in bringing your vision to reality. And, once the architects and consultants are chosen, we'll work together to provide the highest quality building, within your targeted budget and on schedule.

Our in-house experts can always ensure an accurate cost estimate whether you utilize a typical design approach, design assist or design-build MEP approach. Once more, these estimates are based on the true cost of the job, and our budgets are based on a complete project; not just a low estimate to grab your attention.

Green Building (LEEDS) 

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
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