During the planning stage the team develops a realistic schematic design. In the preconstruction phase, further design development refines the plan for constructability and value. The final product clearly describes every element of the project.
This is the most critical phase. The construction documents must deliver a clear roadmap that contractors can understand and deliver. This provides the greatest value to the owner.
Taking the time to provide concise plans and specification creates healthy contractor buyout and a shorter schedule, while mitigating change orders.