A.P. Construction provides construction management and general contracting services for a wide range of clients. To achieve each project’s goals, we have established processes and guidelines that we follow starting from the pre-construction, budgeting and conceptual phase and carrying through the final project documentation.
Our team is there throughout the entire construction process, helping make informed decisions and keeping the project moving forward. Our experience and proven results provide assurance to our clients that their project is both on time and on budget, with fewer setbacks and more savings.
- Our proven pre-construction services minimize risk by avoiding exposure to schedule delays and cost overruns – assuring quality at every phase.
- We are dedicated to approaching and completing
each project with creativity, strong processes and open communication.
- Our project management team has extensive expertise and understands tight schedules, work in occupied spaces and other complex logistical challenges.
- We structure our services for all types of projects to assist our clients efficiently and economically while providing the highest quality of service.
The number of assigned personnel is a direct relationship to the size, complexity and time frame of the project. Once the project is awarded, we will assign an experienced team that may include: Project Executive, Pre-Construction Coordinator, Project Estimator, Project Manager, Project Engineer (if required), Field Superintendents (as required), Staff Accountant, and administrative support.
Our Estimating Department is in charge of budgeting, bidding, and cost control. All this work is done in conjunction with the Project’s designated Project Manager and the Design Team. Drawings and details are reviewed for cost and constructability as they relate to the project’s budget and time schedule. Establishing an accurate and timely budget is critical for a successful project. 100% of our budgets are formulated through a thorough quantity survey and a current understanding of market unit costs. Our experienced Estimating Department has a strong track record of creating competitive but realistic budgets. Once the budget has
been agreed upon, we monitor and update the budgets as the project is being designed.
We believe in competitive and qualified bidding of all subcontractors involved in any of our projects. Our strategy is to select only qualified bidders for each trade with direct input from the design team and Owner. Once this list has been established, the low bidders are qualified and the final subcontractor is selected on the basis of cost in relationship to budget, quality of work, reputation, and the ability to meet the desired project schedule. We have strong relationships with local and regional subcontractors and a reputation for being tough but fair. This translates into time and cost savings for our clients.
The key to successful scheduling is to have the Owner, the Design Consultants, and the Construction Manager establish an aggressive but achievable project time frame, inclusive of all project objectives, which all parties agree to. Once established, we track the project and update the schedule as required.
Project tracking is based on regular pre-construction and construction meetings during which we review meeting minutes, all submittal logs, Request for Information (RFI) logs, and Proposed Change Order (PCO) logs, to ensure that all issues raised are addressed and acted upon. Most importantly, we expedite long lead items by following up via material tracking status reports to ensure compliance with the agreed-upon material delivery schedule and overall project schedule.
Construction is managed by the designated project team who are responsible for upholding the established budget and schedule while maintaining tight control on the quality of the work and a safe work environment. We emphasize open and direct communication with our clients and the design team during the construction period to be sure all parties are aware of any impacts to the budget, schedule or quality of work. At the end of construction, we will diligently pursue the completion of the punch lists, the preparation of all final reports, and close-out documentation.
Safety is our highest priority. We are uncompromising in our commitment to the health and safety of our employees, subcontractors, customers and community. We continually improve our processes and promote comprehensive safety through our formalized Corporate Health & Safety Program. Project Management and Field Personnel maintain current certification and training in CPR, First Aid, and OSHA regulations for the construction industry.