As a project team member, E. T. Gresham provides essential preconstruction
input in three broad and comprehensive categories: conceptual estimating,
value engineering, and constructability review. We define the scope
of these services as follows:
Working from preliminary program data and schematics, an initial estimate
is established and is expanded as the design process proceeds. As the
project progresses and the scope of work becomes more clearly defined,
periodic cost updates will be provided to the Project Team.
Closely related to the conceptual estimating, this process analyzes
and presents various alternatives for design, cost or scheduling for
the client’s consideration. The ultimate objective is to obtain
the optimum in materials and systems for the project with regard to
Cost comparisons of particular building materials and equipment, along
with costs associated with alternative support systems are explored
for consideration by both the Client and the Architect.
E.T. GRESHAM COMPANY uses
input from field experience as well as traditional sources, such as
the trade contractor community, to validate its value engineering recommendations.
Constructability reviews enable the Contractor to evaluate the project
relative to its ease or difficulty of construction. Using the team or
“partnering” approach, this process encourages the design
of a structure which can be built with the greatest degree of quality,
economy and timely completion.
Continuous review of design and working documents during their development
stage will ensure that any constraints which would restrict the Contractor’s
ability to complete the work in an efficient and timely manner, will
be addressed. Both the assigned E.T.
GRESHAM Project Manager and the Field Superintendent will actively
participate in this process.
E.T. GRESHAM COMPANY will
provide complete scheduling support for both the preconstruction and
construction phases of the project. The preconstruction schedule provides
the team with the earliest look at the project’s completion date.
It also will prove invaluable in coordinating programming activities.
It becomes a particularly critical tool in a design/build, fast track
environment where communication and response times are vital to the
continuity of the project. E.T.
GRESHAM COMPANY will continue to revise the preconstruction schedule
as the design progresses.
Procurement of Long Lead-Time Items:
As a direct result of the scheduling program outlined above, identification
of long lead-time or schedule-sensitive items, can be approached systematically.
Items such as structural steel, elevators, specialized air handling
equipment or switchgear can often require identification for early purchase
commitments in order to achieve schedule milestones. E.T.
GRESHAM COMPANY has the capability of supporting this process.
Site Utilization Plan Support:
Because of its own extensive field experience, E.T.
GRESHAM COMPANY can assist the Architect in the development of a
site utilization plan. Such a plan will typically reflect how the site
will be used during construction with regard to access road, lay-down
and storage areas, parking, job trailer placement, safety fencing, erosion
control, etc. This planning helps initiate jobsite organization.
Having taken these steps to formalize the overall building program,
the Project Team can begin construction without delay. During the preconstruction
phase, the project is thoroughly analyzed by the Team with agreement
as to its schedule, constructability and budget.
In the construction services phase of the project, E.T.
GRESHAM COMPANY endorses a team approach. The central focus is communication
where all parties work together towards planning for the successful
completion of the work. Project direction and objectives must be clearly
defined and communicated. The following project management program enables
us to achieve these goals.
Supervision of Construction:
The Project Manager’s primary responsibility is to ensure the
project is completed as specified in the contract documents within the
Owner’s budgetary and time constraints. He has the authority to
commit the company’s resources as required, to meet any obligations
or to react to unexpected conditions.
The Project Manager’s duties include:
E.T. GRESHAM COMPANY is
proud of the fact that our experienced Superintendents are some of the
finest in the construction industry, averaging over 20 years each in
Requirements for material and equipment deliveries will be determined
early in the project and will be expedited on a daily basis. E.T.
GRESHAM COMPANY will maintain contact with vendors, suppliers and
subcontractors by written correspondence, telephone and by personal
visit if necessary to verify the quality expected on the project. An
active delivery status will be reported to the project team at scheduled
Supplemental to the Client’s or Architect’s regular inspection,
E.T. GRESHAM COMPANY will
independently inspect the project to ensure its adherence to the quality
model established during the preconstruction phase. This inspection
is performed by E.T. GRESHAM as part of our daily checklist system which
strives to produce a ZERO PUNCHLIST project.
Purchasing and subcontracting will be implemented by the project management
staff, under the direction of the Vice President for Construction, at
E.T. GRESHAM's corporate
office and in the field. At the point of contractual commitment, E.T.
GRESHAM COMPANY will verify scope, pricing, submittal timing, delivery
schedules and will assess the impact of these factors upon the overall
Daily check sheets will be maintained as a historical record of the
project, as well as a basis for documentation for the quality of installation
of materials and equipment.
Instilling safety consciousness into every person who enters the jobsite
is the premise upon which our project program is predicated. Safety
lectures and reporting are an integral part of Gresham Company’s
morning job meetings. E.T. GRESHAM
COMPANY has a full time safety inspector who visits all the jobs
E.T. GRESHAM COMPANY's,
Construction Services Program is designed to compliment the discipline,
continuity, and control manifested in the preconstruction service package.
Through our years of experience, we are able to give you the services
your project demands.