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.

PRE - CONSTRUCTION


HOW WE DO IT

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


WHAT IS YOUR VISION?

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 ESTMATE


DEVELOPMENT 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


LETS GET GOING

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.

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ALL SERVICES

DESIGN

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:

As required by North Carolina law all engineering services in North Carolina are performed by properly licensed individuals and firms.

  • Civil Engineering

  • Architectural

  • Interior Design

  • Space Planning

  • Structural Design

  • HVAC Design

  • Plumbing & Fire Protection Design

  • Constructability Review

  • Scheduling

  • Cost Analysis & Budgeting

 

  • Electrical Design

  • Bid Package Preparation

  • Value Engineering

LEED / GREEN

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. Both Travis Langley and Jim Melvin on our estimating team are LEED AP’s, 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.

OUR MARKETS

HEALTH CARE

With over a decade of on-site hospital experience, Lomax has performed a wide variety of healthcare projects. Our team members share a dedication to optimizing health care facilities and creating and maintaining safe healing environments.

EDUCATION

We’ve delivered all types of educational facilities including law schools, laboratory buildings, academic buildings, libraries, auditoriums, student housing, and athletic facilities for educational institutions. We’ve performed projects for preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, universities, and graduate research departments.

INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURING

In designing and constructing new or upgraded production facilities, Lomax understands that your time to market is critical. Our preconstruction and construction resources allow us to provide a single-source solution that shortens the gap between project concept and finished product.

CORPORATE INTERIORS

Creating an employee-focused work environment is a powerful tool in a world where companies must accomplish their goals by recruiting and maintaining their best professionals. Companies that make people the priority will attract a reliable workforce to achieve their goals. Your company will benefit from the collective knowledge we have gained over the years constructing great places to work.

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MULTI-FAMILY

Multi-family housing is one of the fastest growing construction market segments. Creating an environment for families to live and grow is a very rewarding aspect of this type of project. Lomax has ample experience in this field and is a proven valued partner throughout the entire planning, design, and construction process. We have completed numerous new construction and renovation projects.

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DISTRIBUTION & WAREHOUSE

The management of shipping and receiving of products requires a high degree of skill, timing, and efficiency. Depending on the type of products distributors are handling, each requires a specialized approach to their facility layout and materials used. The design and construction of both functional and reliable distribution and warehousing facilities plays an important role in the success of the operations. Lomax Construction, along with industry alliances provides our clients with solutions to their facilities’ logistical needs.

RELIGIOUS & CIVIC

Our team has completed a wide range of faith and civic facilities. We begin by taking the time to understand the exact needs of our client (must-haves, wants, budget, schedule, site restrictions, risks, or other project constraints). Creating a welcoming and functional environment at the lowest possible cost is our goal.

These projects are typically committee driven, which is a perfect fit for Lomax’s team approach. We understand that open and consistent communication among all members is critical to the success of the project.

TESTIMONIALS

  • Your people have done an excellent job and exhibited very professional leadership

    Walter G. Lewis – Lawndale Baptist Church

    Your people have done an excellent job and exhibited very professional leadership.  They were very capable and knowledgeable along with possessing ab excellent attitude.  They completed each task with professionalism as if the Lawndale Sanctuary was their own.  Lomax Construction finished on schedule and completed the job considerably under budget.  Our project was very challenging ad we are very pleased with the outcome.

  • I have gained first-hand knowledge of their professionalism, attention to detail, and quality workmanship

    Peter Barcus – Hospice & Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell

    Having just completed two simultaneous projects with Lomax, including a licensed care facility regulated by the state and a three story office building, I have gained first-hand knowledge of their professionalism, attention to detail, and quality workmanship.  I was particularly impressed by the level of detail and accuracy in their correspondence, minute taking, and other documents throughout the construction process.  I highly recommend Lomax Construction.

  • It is my pleasure to recommend Lomax Construction as a contractor

    Brad Moore – Elon University

    The Elon School of Law was a very challenging project consisting of renovating the old Greensboro Library into a four story school of law with complex finishes and scheduling.  Some of the obstacles involved with this project were its downtown location, tight time line, high public visibility, and the inherent difficulty of renovating an old structure.  It is my pleasure to recommend Lomax Construction as a contractor that we continually turn to for a contractor with strong integrity, high quality, attention to detail, and efficiency.

  • “When complications have arisen on a project, Lomax is quick to react and expects the same from their subcontractors.”

    Mark Buckalew – UNC Hospitals

    In my capacity at UNC Hospitals, I have worked with Lomax Construction on numerous projects.  They have been efficient and a highly professional firm.  The majority of the projects have been in and around occupied patient areas and Lomax has complied with our requirements that patient care cannot be affected during the project.  In fact, in most instances Lomax has gone above and beyond to insure that our staff is not affected by their work.  Lomax’s on-site superintendents are some of the hardest working we have at the hospital.    When complications have arisen on a project, Lomax is quick to react and expects the same from their subcontractors.  Lomax displays a knack for communication and timely responses, and a complete presence at job sites, which speaks volumes for their ability to maintain and perform in any project area.  The integrity that is displayed throughout each project exceeds the expectations of any client  When Lomax is the contractor on a project, there is no doubt in my mind that it will be a successful project.

  • Lomax continues to be one of our valued partners through the proven results and cooperation on each job.

    Jonathan P. Varnell – Guilford College

    Lomax has completed two historic renovation projects for Guilford College.  We have been pleased with their paperwork and working with the design team as a supportive partner of the LEED certification process.  Lomax continues to be one of our valued partners through the proven results and cooperation on each job.

  • We made several changes and Lomax helped to make those changes as painless as possible. 

    Tom Smith – First Baptist Church Greensboro

    First Baptist Church are pleased to recommend Lomax Construction as a contractor of choice.  I have had the pleasure of working personally with their team on site, as well as, interacting with their management team and found all of them to be professional in all phases of their work.  We made several changes and Lomax helped to make those changes as painless as possible.  They worked diligently toward meeting deadlines throughout the project.

  • I know that they will receive unparalleled service along the way and a great building in the end

    Bobby W. Patterson – Architectural Design Associates

    Lomax Construction is one of those rare contractors that I can recommend to clients without reservation… I know that they will receive unparalleled service along the way and a great building in the end.