Our three-story, 49,600 GSF court house for Cheshire County Superior Court was significantly over budget after the design phase. The preconstruction team from DEW/MacMillin reviewed the plans with our team and together we developed multiple strategies that saved the project more than one million dollars, bringing the project within budget. This project would have been shelved had it not been for the tireless efforts and talent of DEW/MacMillin. As we near final completion, I am pleased to report that construction costs have been well controlled and we expect to beat the original schedule by at least two weeks. “On Schedule and under budget” are words that are seldom used to describe the status of complicated projects like this, yet our weekly in house meetings started and ended with these words, when discussing the Courthouse project.