Design Phase

Design Phase

During the preconstruction phase, Featherstone manages the design team in the client’s interest to assure that the project will facilitate the client’s needs within their desired budget and schedule. This is achieved by our involvement with the project from its inception and our activity in all of the design meetings. We guide our clients through the decision-making process and advise them, as well as, the design team on issues such as economic design approaches, constructability, and scheduling impact.

As the design continues through its various phases, the project’s estimate and schedules are updated to assure compliance with the client’s budget and schedule.

Featherstone also offers independent cost estimating and scheduling outside of our normal services.  Utilizing a construction cost-estimating service company with project management experience, that has had every project come in on time and on budget, would be of benefit to you and your client.  Featherstone’s forty years of cost-estimating experience is the right solution in providing accurate estimating services from the early conceptual programming level through full construction documents. Access to our project management team gives our estimators “boots on the ground” cost information that separates us from most other cost-estimating services.

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Featherstone Facts

Average Bid to Build Variance -3.11%,
Average Value for Fee at 145%
Last 5 years – 5 Fabulous Parks
Last 5 years – 5 Fantastic Libraries
Multiple, Decades-Longstanding, Client Relationships – The Morton Arboretum, Chicago Botanic Garden, Brookfield Zoo, the Wauconda Public Library, The Schaumburg Township District Library