McDonald York provides a full spectrum of Preconstruction services. We have the ability to confidently and consistently interpret and deliver results.

Our passion for continuous improvement has inspired us to develop progressive and accurate Preconstruction processes and tools. From the use of technology and sustainable construction to budget estimating, constructability reviews, and value analysis, our services vary based on project delivery methods, market requirements and our unique client needs. What doesn't vary are the results - detailed, accurate and complete data up front, allowing for informed decision-making, and close cost control and schedule adherence from end-to-end.

Sustainable Construction

McDonald York encourages all clients and partners to incorporate sustainable materials and green construction methods regardless of project goals. With our LEED Accredited Professionals and resume of sustainable projects, we bring an understanding of potential cost implications, as well as subcontractor and vendor relationships to reach the desired sustainability or certification level.

Budget Estimating

McDonald York's preconstruction teams understand how critical our early estimates are to your project's success. We practice a continuous process of cost control beginning on the day we are selected as part of the project team. From that day forward, we focus on realistic budgeting, accurate documentation and ongoing review of costs to help you maximize your budget dollars.

Using our estimating tools and databases, as well as timely information from the marketplace, our experienced team collaborates with the project team in the development of an early, accurate budget. As the design develops, we maintain a watchful eye toward the budget, providing advice as to cost, schedule and constructability.

Constructability Reviews

Based on experience, the McDonald York Preconstruction team reviews the design documents to ensure that they are clear, the construction details are efficient, and the architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical drawings are coordinated.

Value Analysis

Our systematic and proactive approach to value analysis maximizes the effect of every project dollar spent and is a critical component of our process. This includes cost analysis, identification of alternatives, construction feasibility, considerations relative to labor and material availability, and effect on the project schedule. Our role is to investigate and suggest viable design alternatives that will avoid unnecessary expenditures and provide improved value and economy, while maintaining design intent and the owner's goals. During the value analysis review, all expenditures relating to construction, maintenance, operation, and replacement are considered.