Throughout the process of new building construction, proper planning is critical. A well-constructed plan helps ensure the project’s success and creates a foundation from which to build. Before building design begins, LKPB Engineers strongly recommends undergoing a pre-design process. During this process, our team will conduct a variety of studies designed to give insight into the design phase of the project. Once completed, these studies will help determine the most cost-effective systems appropriate for the project. What is pre-design and planning and how can it save you money? Read on to find out.


What is Pre-Design?

The pre-design process involves several studies to determine best practices for a building’s construction. During this process, pre-design experts analyze the following:


●        Site Analysis. Site selection and analyzation of existing and planned infrastructure to determine the impact on project design.

●        Programming. This process determines the user’s project needs. Through proper programming, we are able to determine the most efficient mechanical and electrical systems needed to bring the project to fruition.

●        Construction Cost Analysis. Develops a construction budget to direct project management.

●        Budget Balancing. Involves a thorough evaluation of the site analysis and programming to balance the process with the projected budget.


Building the Foundation

Much like a foundation supports a building, the pre-design strategy supports the entire project. During the pre-design phase, experts help refine the project vision, analyze potential risks, and determine opportunities to increase return on investment. They also uncover potential location obstacles and develop a cohesive model that integrates project vision, budget, site, and economic model. This helps to mitigate risks while improving the cost efficiency of the project.


Cost Effective Solutions

Through the use of pre-design and planning services, building owners can clearly define future needs as well their costs and appropriate timing for implementation. Mechanical and electrical systems comprise a large portion of a building’s total projected cost, and pre-planning develops cost-effective options. As a comprehensive electrical and mechanical engineering firm, LKPB Engineers works closely with our clients to develop a detailed master plan. By relying on client input, combined with a full analysis of required systems, we are able to tailor that plan to your specific needs.


Pre-Design and Planning From LKPB Engineers

If you’re looking to simplify your project design and develop an efficient master plan, LKPB Engineers can help. Our expert team is committed to ensuring that every project meets client expectations. We offer comprehensive electrical and mechanical engineering services to ensure efficient and impeccable project execution. If you’d like to learn more about our pre-design and planning services, or would like to schedule a consultation, give us a call. You can reach us at 612-540-5000, or you can message us on our contact page.