The Pre-construction Process. How we do it.

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The Pre-construction Process. How we do it.

Lomax Construction’s headquarters is in Colfax, NC, less than 1 mile off I-40, right in the heart of the Triad. Our 12,000 SF building was constructed in 1999 and includes offices, conference rooms, a training room, a bid room, and a high bay warehouse which we use for equipment & tool storage/distribution, and for offsite fabrication to serve our projects.


We look at the entire construction process in order to consider potential risks, logistic items, project phasing, design management, and a procurement strategy. Lomax’s pre-construction team provides our customers with:

• Project Planning          • Site Evaluation
• Risk Assessment         • Value Management / Enhancement
• Project Budgeting       •  Constructability Review
• Project Scheduling

Initial Budget Estimate

All successful projects begin with your concept and your vision of a project. With basic designs and details, our team will put together a comprehensive budget estimate utilizing historic & current project costs and market information. This service is offered to our prospective and existing clients and serves as a proven tool to insure the project is within the project’s investment parameters.

Schematic Design Estimate

Once the concept and Initial Budget Estimate have been fine-tuned and the architect has provided  schematic or design development drawings, our preconstruction team will contact our extensive list of prequalified subcontractors for hard numbers. As we receive the subcontractor quotes and timelines, our preconstruction and project management teams will develop a detailed project schedule outlining all the critical milestone dates. The result is an updated price and project schedule that Lomax guarantees will not be exceeded, unless your team adds additional scope to the project. The program and pricing can be modified quickly to meet your specific needs.

Final Construction Estimate

Upon completion of the Construction Documents (CD’s), the plans are submitted to the local permitting authorities for review. During the permitting review process, Lomax will take the finalized plans back out the subcontractor market for final competitive bidding. After receipt of the final trade bids, the final Lump Sum Cost or Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) and project schedule will be presented for approval.

Whether using the traditional design-bid-build approach or design-build approach to your project, our experienced staff provides an extensive menu of services that we can assist you with:

  • Civil Engineering

  • Architectural

  • Interior Design

  • Space Planning

  • Structural Design

  • HVAC Design

  • Plumbing

  • Fire Protection

  • Constructability Review

  • Scheduling

  • Cost Analysis & Budgeting

  • Electrical Design

  • Bid Package Preparation

  • Value Engineering


LEED certification or not, Lomax has long been a proponent of sound engineering and good management practices that make sense for the building user and the environment. Travis Langley is LEED AP, and J. J. Patterson is a founding Board member of the USGBC Piedmont Triad NC Chapter. Our goal is to integrate environmental initiatives seamlessly into our business activities.