When our company provides an estimate to its clients — we always will stick to that estimation. We have always been confident in our preconstruction process, and we know that we can trust in our estimating team to arrive at an accurate number. Estimation isn’t just about running cold numbers through a spreadsheet based on a blueprint; we use an estimation team that has decades of leadership in the project management, engineering realm, and estimation. Our estimators, as a team, have the analysis skills to easily take into account the earliest concepts, and then analyze the differing structural; building envelope; and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems that will best deliver on the vision established by the architect. As we work through the preconstruction process with our designers, we’re able to land within a specific estimate range, which will be true to the final project results. These final results will be in line with the budget as well as be building plan-accurate. Since we have a large project history, our estimators simply draw on this comprehensive proprietary database. In this database, there are hundreds of construction projects to pull information from. This allows our estimators to take a look at projects separated by structural system, location, size, and project type. This database even adjusts for cost escalation, since the cost of projects tend to increase over the years.
It’s at this important juncture that our extensive experience on these types of projects, awareness of technologies in the realm of building, and ability to deliver value to our clients through insight comes into play. As we progress through the preconstruction phase, we’ll provide everything a client needs to make key choices before any key processes begin. We specialize in the best available preconstruction services because we actively use a plethora of different tools for analysis and communication; each of which delivers a quantifiable piece of the puzzle. These include comprehensive reviews about how constructable a project is, which we complete on the team level as well as ideation surrounding the development of innovative techniques as they pertain to the methodology of construction. It also includes modeling for building information, physical wireframes and mock-ups, and a plethora of estimating tools and techniques that help us account for budget.During the preconstruction process, utilizing the Building Information Modeling (BIM), virtual construction suite provides an important tool for communication. This allows for us to discuss versions of our design, make decision making in the early process much easier, and helps us pick a technique by exploring different fabrication routes. Our construction company has always understood that having a strong team that specializes in preconstruction is absolutely the most powerful tool in the toolbox of maintaining budget control. When our company takes on a project, we examine all of the relevant scenarios associated with scheduling and building. We also address and find a solution to conflicts before they become major issues. Finally, we arrive at a consensus on how to build a project with efficiency in mind. As a result, our clients are empowered to attain the quality project that they seek; perfectly within the established budget and scheduling constraints.
The way that we engineer value at our firm isn’t about saving on overall costs. It’s more about providing additional value so that our clients are satisfied. Our primary goal is to keep the design of a project at the center of all we do. Using aggressive techniques, we’ll investigate methodology that will allow us to be more cost effective and save more than just money, but also add something to the overall design. We want owners and architects alike to optimize their creative vision by using alternatives that provide enhancement in the material usage and construction methodology. We deeply value short or long term options that help augment a project’s value; while staying in line with its vision. We always maintain and develop cost reduction estimates based on current systems so that we can accurately communicate suggestions that clearly convey impact and engineer value.
When it comes to general contracting, it’s the schematic design and conceptual stages that we are the most engaged. At this preconstruction stage of development, we use constructability guidance in order to provide value to our clients and the designers. In addition to this, we also delve into the feasibility of a specific project as well as hit on any pertinent details and provide suggestions about them if needed. It’s during this stage of the contracting process that we start to put together a competent management team as well as create a list of potential subcontracting bidders. With our extensive history, we’ve developed quite an extensive pool of management teams and subcontractors, so there’ll be quite a few competent choices. As the project moves through all of its stages, we’ll consistently deliver the needed feedback and also provide valuable insight for both the architects and project owners so that everyone understands how a design idea is fully brought to reality via the use of solid details and a solid construction methodology. We want our project leaders and owners to be fully informed so that they can be confident during the decision making process, so we’ll always provide all of the alternatives that are available at any point during a project. The methods that we work under can greatly vary. These can include lean construction, lump sum, integrated project deliver, construction manager at risk, and design-build. In all of these situations, we will always lead in with a vision where everyone can profit through collaboration and partnership so that we can deliver a top-tier project for the stakeholders and the owner.
Many construction companies believe in separating designers and builders, but we prefer a collaborative approach. Our design-build concept is based on a closer-knit relationship between traditionally separate aspects of a project that persists throughout. This extends to many aspects of a project’s duration from the contributions of subcontractors to those provided by engineers. We have enough experience in the construction management field to always help contribute to a more collaborative environment during a project. We like to have regular meetings so that this collaborative process is fostered and perspectives are shared freely. This way, new concepts and procedures can be developed and project value is increased. These meetings allow for the quick exchange of ideas and decision making; oftentimes, with speedy turnaround. As a result of these design-build sessions, a more seamless operational model is achieved; saving owners money.
Our goal is to make the construction process more efficient. We’ll keep both design and construction teams focused on established deliverables that occur regularly so that there is no downtime or reworking period. This efficiency also helps prioritize innovation and reduce waste so that the whole process is improved. With this more efficient process, once again collaboration is part of the process. As a result, our clients reap the benefits of higher efficiency, healthy collaboration, the achievement of vision goals, and clear communication.
Our system of construction management takes into account budgets, the administration of construction phasing, value engineering, site logistics studies, cost estimates, our findings about constructability, and the contractor and team selection process. We have several years of experience to fall back on, and we have a proven history of success. As a construction manager, we’ve consistently completed projects on-time and on-budget. Every project needs the right team, and we’re here to help owners find the right team for the job. After this, we also provide our expertise and resources to ensure that the job gets done right. We value successful teamwork, and nothing is more important to us than completing projects within the original parameters of success. We believe in collaboration and keeping a laser-tight focus on successful, on-time, on-budget project completion. Our end goal is to ensure that everyone profits from the project; from owners down to the design and build teams.