Estimating – Lintel

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As an integral part of its pre-construction activities, Lintel develops outline specifications, a basic building layout and a preliminary estimate of construction costs for those specifications and layouts.

Preliminary specs—and ideally, a specific site—lead to initial drawings sufficiently detailed and complete to forecast the project’s scope and extent. Then we consider basic design decisions that emerge with preliminary drawings in contrast to existing outline specifications. Both documents are rounded out at the same level of detail and precision.

It leads to Lintel’s Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP). We’ll never go beyond that number. Not infrequently, subsequent design work reduces it even more.

Through close cooperation with client teams, Lintel reviews every assumption in preliminary drawings, specifications and the Guaranteed Maximum Price. We design each major jobsite’s scope of work; then present the final, firm cost.