Pre-Construction Services

Our first obligation is to gain a thorough understanding of the goals our owner's have for the project, and then align the project goals accordingly. Our project teams become involved during the planning stages of projects, and continue working on these projects through project completion. This ensures continuity between the pre-construction and construction phases so that decisions made during the planning stages are properly implemented in the field. 

Our pre-construction services include:

  • Conceptual cost estimating
  • Constructability reviews
  • Value engineering
  • Subcontractor bid packaging and procurement
  • Safety reviews
  • In-house CPM scheduling
  • Quality control

Project Delivery Methods

Dawson has the flexibility and experience to provide a project delivery system that best fits our owner's individual requirements. Our project delivery methods include:

  • Negotiated Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP)
  • Design-Build
  • Competitive Bid
  • Team-Build
  • Best Value Contracting
  • General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM)
  • Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC)

Sustainable Construction

Dawson excels at finding affordable, practical ways of making every project sustainable. We are committed to environmentally responsible construction, and we have utilized many sustainable building practices on prior projects including: 

  • Ground source heat pumps
  • Solar electricity generation
  • Energy efficient lighting and automatic lighting controls
  • Rainwater harvesting for landscape irrigation
  • Efficient plumbing fixtures
  • Improved corridor ventilation and heating
  • High efficiency boilers for heating
  • Variable speed motors for improved pumping and fan efficiency
  • Advanced heating and domestic water controls
  • Vegetative green roof
  • Clerestory day lighting
  • Real-time interactive energy monitoring computer kiosks

Dawson has 3 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff whose services are available on all of our projects. LEED emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Self Performing Capabilities

Dawson has the ability to competitively self-perform several scopes of work utilizing crews from the communities we work in. Along with a lower cost, this allows us greater flexibility in coordinating schedules, and greater control over critical portions of the work.

Dawson has the capability to self perform:

  • Select site work
  • Concrete
  • Concrete tilt-up
  • Structural steel erection
  • Rough and finish carpentry
  • Select finishes

In order to provide the best value to our owners we also get sub quotes on the self-perform scopes of work so we can ensure that we are providing the best value to the owner.