We handle it all so you can have peace of mind. Whether it’s creating a game plan during the pre-construction phase, organizing manpower to construct your vision in the construction phase, or to dot the “I’s” and cross the “T’s” at post-construction – we’re here for you every step of the way. You can count on it.
The pre-construction phase of a project is an essential part of the entire construction process. This phase will ultimately determine the outcome of the project and without a plan in place, it’s nearly impossible for a project to be completed successfully and on time. This phase usually includes defining project needs, scheduling, cost estimates, value engineering, and subcontractor pre-qualification.
Before planning can even begin, a project discovery meeting should take place. We’ll discuss what exactly you’re looking to construct, the needs of your business, and all the things in between. We’ll get down to the nitty-gritty.
Proper phasing and scheduling of the project play an important role in the pre-construction process. There should be enough time allowed for development while still being cost-effective and accountable to a reasonable timeline. Mapping out the estimated time a project will take and the phases of construction to get there provides a clear understanding of the development timeline.
Value engineering is defined as a systematic method to improve the “value” of goods or products and service by using an examination of function. To put it more simply, it’s considering the function of a building and constructing the project in the way that is the most cost-effective to achieve said function. At every step of the project, value engineering should be revisited so that your business needs are being met with the least amount of financial waste.
Subcontractor pre-qualification is the process by which subcontractors are screened and evaluated by general contractors for inclusion in bid requests for a project. Rest assured, our team will only consist of the most skilled and qualified individuals for the job.
Taking the time to create a roadmap for the project and going over scheduling, project needs, cost estimates, value engineering, and subcontractor pre-qualification will result in a successful project that will meet your needs. Making subsequent construction phases go without a hitch.
The construction phase of the project is where we’ll execute the plan from the previous phase and your vision will begin to take form. During this phase we’ll verify scheduling, quality control, safety management, subcontractor management, and status reporting. With a game plan and the right team in place, this phase will go without a hitch.
Adhering to the construction schedule is a must for the project to finish on time and within budget. With so many moving parts during the construction process, any significant changes to the predetermined schedule needs to go through the proper channels and any changes in the plan for the building(s) must be checked to be in compliance with building codes.
Quality control and safety management are a must in any project. Quality control not only handles the quality of raw materials, but also cost control and making sure it accurately reflects the budget. No one wants an accident on a construction site and that’s where safety management comes in. We not only want to work efficiently but also safely. Remember, safety comes first.
Effective communication and proper subcontractor management plays a key role in ensuring that the project is successful. With so many moving parts, it’s easy for one hand not to know what the other one is doing. With our process, you can rest assured that proper management at all levels of construction with be handled at a high level and communicated thoroughly.
Status reporting helps you make sure the project is on track and that everything is going along accordingly and that everyone is on the same page. Status reports are usually given weekly and on the report, each aspect of the project is listed to show how far along the project is moving. A status report usually consists of when raw materials are delivered, tasks to be completed, progress photos, critical dates, etc.
Even with a proper game plan, there are always going to be obstacles that must be overcome during the construction process. The key here is to problem solve and communicate so that they’re handled properly and in a timely manner.
Post-Construction is all about dotting the “I’s” and crossing the “T’s.” It includes getting a certificate of occupancy, as-built documentation, warranty services, continued support, and complete client satisfaction. Unlike the other phases, this part of the construction process doesn’t have a clear ending, the number one priority of any project is to make sure you’re 100% satisfied with the development and if any changes need to be made, they’re done so accordingly.
A certificate of occupancy is a form issued by the government that shows all work completed is in compliance with the current building codes and regulations in the city and that the building can operate for its intended use. This form is needed to prove that the work has been done correctly and the business can operate.
As-built documentation consists of all the changes that occurred during the project that deviated from the original schedule. Any and all changes are included in this documentation and includes dimensions, locations, and materials assembled and installed.
Once the project is completed warranty services are provided. We’ll conduct a list of items that can be covered in the warranty manual and will submit the warranty information to the appropriate subcontractors so you can have peace of mind.
Even after the project is complete we will continue to support our clients. We value and want to have a strong relationship with each one of our clients so that way we can continue to support them. It is important to maintain those relationships even after the project is completed. We always want our clients to be completely satisfied with our work and want to help them with the building(s) in any way that we can.
The post-construction phase is one that continues on even after the project has physically been completed. Even after the certification of occupancy, as-built documentation, and warranty services have been obtained. We’re here for you every step of the way and want to continue to support you as our client as well as make sure you’re 100% satisfied with the project.