All Industrial Services Inc. of New Jersey| 190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746
quote@rbaker.com| 732-222-3553|         
 
All Industrial Services Inc. of New Jersey| 190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746
quote@rbaker.com| 732-222-3553|         
190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746 732-222-3553
asset recovery, rigging team with sling and interior demolition

Preconstruction Services

Pre-construction, tablet on table of demolition contractor.

The goal on every construction, renovation or demolition project is to have experienced, reputable contractors bid the project competitively. Preconstruction services, often referred to as precon, help to define the most efficient way to execute the work while minimizing costs and schedule. R. Baker & Son can provide expert preconstruction services on any project. 

Because dismantling and demolition projects don’t usually require a lot of new materials or equipment, the majority of project costs boil down to labor hours. Estimated hours must be kept lean, which requires careful upfront planning to prevent downtime and ensure a smooth process from beginning to end. Lack of preconstruction planning could potentially result in hundreds of hours of unnecessary time. Precon also helps keep contractors on their toes, keeps competition sharp, and helps eliminate those who may not be qualified. 

There are many ways to accomplish this on dismantling and demolition projects. Asbestos, lead paint, and other substances that require abatement should be identified and addressed before work begins. The same goes for decontamination of hazardous items like tanks, pipes, lab hoods, sinks, countertops, etc. Utilities like electrical, gas, and fiber optics should be pre-identified and clearly marked as to whether they are to stay or undergo removal so the project is not delayed by questions. It is also important that owners remove portable items they wish to keep prior to the start of the project. 

Preconstruction planning should determine how much workforce will be required and when to accomplish scheduled tasks during the project to ensure the most efficient use of labor. It should also pre-examine whether problems that arise during the project will be handled more efficiently with additional workers or by existing personnel working overtime. Last but not least, a clear scope of work should be provided as to where dismantling and demolition should begin and end as oftentimes these plans are lacking in detail.

About R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services

R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services, a Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE), in business since 1935, is a premier specialized contractor operating in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, with over one hundred employees and an exemplary safety record (we have been directly involved in four sites that received VPP OSHA Safety Awards). R. Baker & Son is financially strong, with bonding capabilities of over $10 million. Capabilities include industrial and commercial demolition, rigging, machinery- and plant-moving, dismantling, decommissioning, plant and equipment relocation, interior demolition, selective demolition, warehousing, wrecking and razing, millwright, plant reconfigurations, heavy rigging, salvage, environmental services, remediation, decontamination, abatement, and investment and asset recovery.

R. Baker & Son - All Industrial Services
190 Boundary Road
Marlboro, NJ 07746
732-222-3553

https://rbaker.com/index.php

Full News Archive

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Recent News

construction worker performing a multi heat exchanger changeout 
Baker Performs Multi Heat Exchanger Changeout

Back in early 2021, R. Baker & Son took part in a food manufacturing construction project in which we performed rigging and assembly of six large, high-pressure steam ovens over a ten-week...
Asset Recovery: Refurbished Parts and Equipment in High Demand
Asset Recovery: Refurbished Parts and Equipment in High Demand

With supply chain shortages and inflation continuing into 2022, the demand for reconditioned parts and equipment is on the rise. Investment recovery, also known as asset recovery, of aged equipment...
Generator Replacement
Weekend Standby Generator Replacement

A large laboratory and office complex needed to replace an existing standby generator with a new, larger 2000 kW unit with associated automatic transfer switches and day tank. The owner needed the...
Rigging Project - Mechanical Room and Equipment
R. Baker & Son: Rigging Project Consultation

A longtime R. Baker & Son client approached us to help out on a very large project that was being proposed by one of the construction company’s satellite offices in Virginia. The project...
Interior Demolition: Epoxy Floor Removal Project
Interior Demolition: Epoxy Floor Removal

R. Baker & Son was contracted to perform interior demolition at a New Jersey pharmaceuticals manufacturing plant. Originally built in 1948, the second floor of the two-story building had served...
Plant Demolition Project - Safety - Process Equipment
Pilot Plant Demolition Project

During a plant consolidation project, a three-story, 39,000 sq. ft. chemical pilot plant required demolition to make way for a future Butler storage building. R. Baker & Son worked closely with...
Decommissioning & Dismantling of HVAC Equipment - Pharma
Decommissioning and Dismantling of HVAC Equipment - Pharma

A 55,000 sq. ft. pharmaceutical facility in New Jersey was slated to undergo demolition. The 60-year-old building had undergone previous renovations over the years during which obsolete HVAC...
History of the Skid Steer Loader
History of the Versatile Skid Steer Loader

One of the most versatile machines on any construction or demolition project is the skid steer loader, a compact, rigid-framed, engine-powered machine with lift arms that can be fitted with a variety...