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What is a Pre-Construction Meeting with Custom Built?

December 28th, 2022 | 3 min read

By Brian Taylor

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Congratulations! We’ve reached the beginning of your project on-site construction. To start this process smoothly, we’ll meet and go over what you can expect as your project gets underway. This includes who will be on-site, the production guide, and day-to-day procedures.

The purpose of the pre-construction (pre-con) meeting is to get everyone involved in your project together to walk through the plans one last time before work begins. They are an integral part of the remodeling process and mark the transition to construction.

Three things you can expect at your pre-con meeting

1. Meet your construction team

A fun part of the pre-con meeting is getting to know the construction team that is building your project. Having this opportunity to get to know them will give you peace of mind, knowing that your job is in good hands. 

Additionally, you will meet your Managing Lead Carpenter. This person will be the on-site supervisor who manages the day-to-day operations of your project. They will be your go-to person for on-site questions.

Your Project Development Advisor will also be at your pre-con meeting to formally hand over the responsibilities of your project to the Managing Lead Carpenter. The Managing Lead Carpenter will also walk you through the scope of work for your remodel.

2. Go through your production guide

At the pre-con meeting, you will also be given a production guide. This guide contains copies of all the relevant documents about your project:

  • Scope of work

  • Material drop form

  • Fixed price agreement

  • Trade partners involved

  • Our contact information 

  • Final construction plans

  • Product selection details

  • Conceptual design images

Your production guide will remain on-site.

Your Project Development Advisor will cover the items in your production guide. It’s a point of reference for anybody working on your project. Many questions that often come up during construction are answered in your guide.

3. Ask Custom Built any final questions

This will be our last meeting before construction begins. Be sure to ask any questions you have.

It is our goal to provide you with a five-star experience, for life. We want you to be happy before, during, and after the completion of your remodeling project. 

Contact us at any time with questions, concerns, or comments you have about your experience with Custom Built.

Two Important Things Your Pre-Con Meeting Accomplishes

1. Starts Construction Off on the Right Foot

A major reason for the pre-con meeting is to start your project with everyone on the same page. 

The goal is to avoid confusion and create a smooth transition between design and construction.

2. Briefs Your Construction Crew on Day-to-Day Procedures

Your on-site crew will be made aware of how you want the job site to run.

Our crew will need to access your home. This can be done by a key in a lockbox, garage door code, or whatever method you have chosen. 

Additionally, our crew will need to know restroom procedures, whether there are specific restrooms you are comfortable with the team using, if we’re using an outdoor porta-restroom put in place, or if facilities will be entirely off-site.

You can find all of these day-to-day procedures in the Material Drop Form within your production guide.

Next Steps After Your Pre-Con Meeting with Custom Built

In this article, you learned what to expect from the pre-con meeting. Knowing this information gives you the best experience possible before, during, and after construction.

Our goal is to not only ensure you had a tremendous experience designing your remodel, but to create the space you will love for years to come. Know that your design is being built by the expert team at Custom Built who have been doing so for 15+ years.

After your pre-con meeting, the construction of your home remodeling project will begin!

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To learn what to expect during construction, check out the following article:

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Brian Taylor

Brian brings 20+ years of experience in the home remodeling industry to the table. He’s worked with families in all areas of whole home performance (science-backed solutions for home health, safety, comfort, and efficiency), residential renewable energy, conservation, foundation, and hydrostatic issues and solutions.