Pre-Construction Services

Russell Construction Services offers a full range of pre-construction services needed to prepare and inform your team prior to beginning a project. As a vision moves from an idea to a construction project, many questions must be answered to enable you to understand expectations, costs and timelines.

Pre-Construction Questions

  • Renovation, demolition or new construction?
  • Can I break up the project into phases? What makes sense?
  • How much will it cost?
  • How long will construction take?
  • How do I run my business during construction?
  • What unplanned obstacles should I plan for?
  • What kind of building permits will I need?
  • Can I use my property for my vision?
  • Does my soil “perc” and why is that important?
  • Do I need to worry about Act 250?
  • Most importantly: Where do I start?!

Our pre-construction services include reviewing the vision for your project and developing a plan to help guide you through the process. Nobody can accurately estimate the cost of new construction or a building renovation without the expertise of professionals that understand all elements of construction that are not immediately evident to the building owner at the idea stage.

Expert Advice

In addition to preliminary estimating and helping establish a working budget, our pre-construction team offers expert advice on:

  • Design decisions
  • Building materials
  • The permitting process
  • Wastewater and stormwater management
  • Traffic studies
  • Value engineering options
  • Cost analysis
  • Scheduling
  • Phasing
  • Land use recommendations
  • LEED Certfication requirements and benefits
  • And more…

If relevent, land acquisition and life-cycle costs may also be evaluated.

Russell Construction Summer Projects 2020

Russell Construction Summer Projects

Russell Construction Services has a busy summer full of exciting projects!  First, is the brand new 15,000 sf Town of Chester Emergency Services building, housing the Fire, Police and Ambulance Departments.  We were hired as the Design/Builder over a year ago.  The design is just about complete and a tentative construction start date in June 2020!

Second, we have (2) fast paced school projects lined up this summer; *Mount Abraham Union High School Locker Room Renovation.  We were hired to completely gut and rehabilitate all the locker rooms. *Currier Memorial Elementary School Renovation, a complete renovation of the entry and administrative offices.

Myers Municipal Pool for the Town of Winooski will be completed this summer also!  Project includes; brand new bath house, community space, new competition pool, new family pool including spray apparatuses, spiral slide and all new filtration and pump system.