Our experience has taught us that getting involved early is the key. By doing so, we are better able to understand the project as it relates to owners’ needs and expectations. The best facilities and development planning requires a combination of practicality and creativity. The pre-construction process involves delivery methods, accurate conceptual and detailed cost estimating, site evaluation, scheduling and selection of the best building systems for a particular project.
We develop and maintain a master schedule, which identifies long lead times, as well as design milestones, permits and approvals, early bid package and phasing. This information is reviewed on a weekly basis with the team so that everyone is on the same page at all times.
Our goal during the pre-construction process is to eliminate surprises once construction begins, and to build the project as cost effectively as possible. This is a collaborative effort between all parties; including the owner, architect, design-build consultants, structural and mechanical engineers and utility companies.
Design Build Services
Vulcan Construction, Inc. will work closely with the owner to establish the scope of the project, construction methods and the target budget. The design build process works closely with subcontractors, architects, and engineers from conceptual design throughout the completion of the construction drawings and specifications. Plans and specifications are reviewed in detail with the key trades to determine actual costs and alternate design possibilities. Material selections are made early in the process to ensure accurate costs, means and methods. Continuous review of actual real world cost by the owner and design-build team assures a project design remains within budget and is completed on time.
When time is of the essence and controlling cost is crucial to the success of the project, it is important that we are involved at this stage so we are able to select the best materials and methods for the construction process.
At Vulcan Construction, Inc. we strive to make changes that reduce costs while maintaining the design intent of the project intact. Our primary role in the planning and design phase is early involvement in order to identify the most cost effective means of accomplishing the client’s objectives. Our extensive experience with a wide variety of building types and materials enables us to bring forth new and innovative ideas that have a direct impact on the performance and cost of building.
Our goal is to provide quality construction services and retain our clients for years to come. We put our customer’s needs first, and follow-through on the plans established during pre-construction to deliver an exceptional product on-time and on-budget.
As a general contractor we take a “hands-on” approach to every project, maintaining the highest safety and quality standards in the business.
We are experienced and have developed excellent relationships with our subcontractors, building departments and municipalities, which helps the construction process function efficiently.
Successful completion of construction projects requires the right people, the right approach and the right systems. Our experienced construction project managers have a proven ability to navigate the broad range of regulatory, technical, financial and schedule challenges. We believe that establishing and maintaining high standards for technical quality, creative problem solving, professionalism and ethics are prerequisites for building effective relationships with the entire construction team, and key to realizing the financial and schedule goals of any project.
Our construction project managers are experience with development and implementation of project control systems ranging from simple document tracking systems to integrated systems that track project issues, schedules, resources and finances. We recognize that different projects have differing needs, and we pride ourselves on our ability to identify the right solution
LEED Projects / Green Building
A handful of Vulcan Construction Construction team members are in various stages of becoming LEED Accredited Professionals and Green Associates in order to ensure that projects get certified accordingly.
Vulcan Construction is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council.