What to Expect from the Stages of Construction

With a hot building market and the continuing rise of commercial construction in SoCal, namely in the Orange County and Los Angeles area, you might be wondering if now is a good time to get bids for your next commercial construction project. Alpha Omega Contractors explains what to expect at the stages of construction, from pre-construction and construction to post-construction. This will give you a better idea of the workflow involved for your commercial project and what you can expect from a top commercial contractor team like AO Contractors.

At AO Contractors, we bring knowledge and expertise to a wide variety of general contracting and commercial construction management services. We work as a dedicated partner and a seamless extension of your project team to provide thorough, reliable service from the initial development stages to the final details of completion. Our AO team collaborates with you and your designers throughout the construction process, maintaining a high-touch presence at each project phase from pre-construction and construction to post-construction. We’re with you with every step. 

What Happens During the Pre-Construction Stage

Our team’s attentiveness to the development stages of commercial construction plays a key role in the success and longevity of each project. We effectively collaborate with your design team, evaluate costs, and assess risks to help establish a strong starting point. With over four decades of experience, our comprehensive preparation allows projects to flow in a smooth, timely, and cost-friendly manner. 

Some of our pre-construction involvement may include, but is not limited to:

  • Initial meeting & follow-ups
  • Due diligence
  • Workplace strategy
  • Constructability & design-assist
  • Construction cost modeling
  • Overall project evaluation
  • Material selection & FF&E (furniture, fixtures, and equipment)
  • Value engineering
  • Site analysis for space viability
  • Preliminary schedule setting
  • Final budget establishment
  • Safety considerations
  • Design-build of MEPs (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing

What to Expect During the Construction Stage

The construction stage is where the real magic happens, as we bring your vision to life with expert craftsmanship. We will ensure that your project mirrors the well-developed construction plan down to the smallest details, maintaining the desired quality, cost, and timeline our teams have agreed upon. From our project coordinators and project managers to our site superintendents, each team member at AO Contractors adds value to your commercial project at every step. 

Our construction phase involvement may include, but is not limited to:

  • Safety & health procedures
  • Document control
  • Quality control
  • Design-build project delivery
  • Cost management 
  • Scheduling & field management
  • Project management (Procore)
  • Coordination of submittals, RFIs, and shop drawings
  • Job cost tracking 


What to Expect During the Post-Construction Stage?

We see every project through to the very end to ensure that we’ve truly maximized the value and functionality of your commercial property. Most importantly, we make sure that you feel comfortable and confident in your exciting new environment. The partnerships we establish are just as important as the projects we build, and we want each of our clients to be completely satisfied. 

Our post-construction involvement may include, but is not limited to:

  • Final site clean-up & preparation
  • As-built documentation
  • Electronic project archive
  • Turnover of equipment brochures and operating manuals
  • Guarantee/warranty follow up
  • Systems turnover & training
  • Post-project review
  • Cost reconciliation
  • Move-in coordination

How Can AO Contractors Help with Your Next SoCal Commercial Project? Contact Us Today! 

With over four decades of collective experience in commercial construction, Alpha Omega Contractors is your go-to commercial construction company in Southern California. Our AO team helps bring your commercial projects to life with locations in both the Orange County and Los Angeles area. 

Our experienced team of commercial contractors, designers, and design-build experts will collaborate with you from the initial stages of pre-construction through to putting the finishing touches on your next commercial project on time and within budget. For more information, contact us by filling out this form or calling us at (714) 616-0417.

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