Understand Buying Motivations

Getting involved early in the project as it is being developed is one of the best things a contractor can do for profitable growth.

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“If you are really in the game, you’ve got to understand what’s happening in governments and markets and see a deal before they put it out to bid. If the first time I hear about a big project is when the proposal is on the street, then I don’t have a good win plan.” - Riley P. Bechtel, Chairman of Bechtel Corp 


For a contractor to get involved early at the programming and schematic phases, they need to add value to the process.    

That value starts with understanding the entire budget for developing a project.  

  1. Have great conceptual estimating skills that help all parties see a more complete 5D Model of the project early. 

  2. Have strong operational and value-engineering skills to keep the cost of construction down while still providing value.  

  3. Bonus - having connections that help with other aspects of the development budget.

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