In an effort to be a leader among construction firms, Manhattan Construction Group has developed a very detailed preconstruction services program. This directed project analyzed the program by exploring its history and defining and researching the services it encompasses. The success of the program was examined by developing a comparative baseline from the company’s historical records to results obtained after implementation of the program. It was found that the company-wide average fees for preconstruction services increased post-program. Based on this information alone, concluding that the program was successful was not entirely accurate due to issues with data. Primarily, these data issues were caused by limited access to complete data, standardization of the data and time restrictions to sample size. Several recommendations were made to expand this study and to update and streamline how the preconstruction cost data is kept in order to accurately measure the program’s impact.


Manhattan Construction Group, preconstruction services, constructability, value management

Date of this Version



Building Construction Management

Department Head

Robert F. Cox

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Month of Graduation


Year of Graduation



Master of Science

Head of Graduate Program

Robert F. Cox

Advisor 1 or Chair of Committee

Joseph J. Orczyk

Advisor 2

Randy R. Rapp

Advisor 3

James L. Jenkins