Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) enables us to provide feedback on time, costs and buildability prior to finalising design decisions.

As an experienced construction partner, we offer valuable insights into all aspects of construction ranging from buildability and budget management through to risk mitigation and early procurement.

ECI adds value to all projects regardless of scale and complexity. Our ECI approach ensures successful outcomes with no surprises.

A well-executed plan will keep costs down


ECI offers the following benefits:

  • Valuable contribution to the design process.

  • Better collaboration and teamwork.

  • Innovative ideas to mitigate project risk.

  • Reduced buildability, sequencing and construction risks.

  • Ability to stage procurement and mitigate leadtime risks.

  • Advice on the selection of specialist contractors.

  • Additional time available for the preparation of site establishment and construction activities.

  • Early development of reliable project budget and programme.

  • Identification of staging requirements and overall methods of construction.

  • Early development of site establishment, environmental and project execution plans.

  • Draft the preliminaries for specialist and trade contractor bid documents.

Early Contractor Involvement

Our preconstruction teams will assist with all planning and consenting applications.

Early engagement will allow us to better manage sustainability deliverables, Health & Safety requirements, and Traffic Management measures.

The ECI approach provides better outcomes for all key project stakeholders.

Ready to build?


Contact Tim Strawbridge

  • 021 633 720

  • tims@fosters.co.nz


  • tenders@fosters.co.nz

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