CONSTRUCTION

We are a firm believer in partnering and the motivating force partnering can have on a project. Developing trust with a team where each member looks for ways to help the other, promotes the best kind of collaboration and each member benefits.

The construction staffing consists of an experienced team integrated into their projects during design and prior to construction commencing. We believe this up front staffing, more than pays for itself with the planning, coordination and thorough understanding of the projects before a single spade of dirt is turned. Subcontractor submittals, shop drawings, RFI’s and coordination questions are prioritized and are scheduled utilizing lean construction techniques and reverse planning scenarios. We require the subcontrac­tors to think out further than they are used to, get their buy in and hold them accountable for sequence, sched­ule, production and quality and memorialize these commitments with the subcontractor ownership, all before the start of construction.

We have weekly project foreman’s meetings and specialty subcontractor coordination meetings (as needed) and include the subcontractors PM’s to confirm the commitment of resources to the proj­ect. Realistic schedules are provided at a 6 week look ahead level coordinated by area, item and duration and all tying back to the master project schedule. Echelon strongly encourages a relationship based team approach to commitments and believes that face time is the best way to get intended results. Our Superintendents and PM’s are highly skilled in the art of getting the most of a team member and genuinely consider their success. This is achieved by prudent planning, interaction, experience and respect.

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COST CONTROL

Budget accountability is the responsibility of the Project Managers. They manage the budget & work with the owners staff to review and control costs on a monthly basis or at shorter intervals as required. Our in house accounting department provides all cost reporting for our Project Managers and owner at all monthly reviews, make payments to subcontractors, as well as formalize request for payment to the Client.

QUALITY OF PROJECTS

Quality control represents a mindset that is the responsibility of all members of the team. It is each individual’s duty to fully understand their area of responsibility and to be accountable for achieving the highest level of quality from the initial design to the final installation. We use a multi-step construction quality control process on every project.

Buy-Out and Contract

     Activities

  • Adhere to QC policies

  • Verify Scope Met

  • Review of Project Schedule

  • Submittal Dates Verification

  • Subcontracts Review

     Stakeholders Involved

  • EC - Estimator

  • EC - Project Manager

  • EC - Superintendent

  • Subcontractor

Pre-Mobilization Meeting

     Activities

  • Confirm Quality Commitments

  • Obtain and Review Submittals

  • Shop Visits (if required)

  • Review Process with Sub PM

  • Review Requirements to be Met Prior to Prep Meeting

     Stakeholders Involved​

  • EC - Project Manager

  • EC - Superintendent

  • Design and/or Engineering Firm

  • Subcontractor

Preparatory Meeting

     Activities

  • Ensure Subs Understand Contract, RFI, and Quality Expectations

  • Establish Scope and Schedules for QC Inspections

  • Communicate Coordination Requirements with Other Trades

  • Confirm Testing Requirements

  • Review and Finalize Inspection Checklist

     Stakeholders Involved​

  • EC - Project Manager

  • EC - Superintendent

  • Design and/or Engineering Firm

  • Subcontractor

Initial QC Inspection

     Activities

  • Review Mockup

  • Check Materials for Conformance

  • Check Installation for Conformance

  • Establish Standard for Craftsmanship

  • Staff Inspections - Lead and Document

     Stakeholders Involved​

  • EC - Project Manager

  • EC - Superintendent

  • Design and/or Engineering Firm

  • Subcontractor

Follow-Up QC Inspection

     Activities

  • Check Materials for Conformance

  • Check Installation for Conformance

  • Establish Standard for Craftsmanship

  • Staff Inspections - Lead and Document​

     Stakeholders Involved​

  • EC - Superintendent

  • Subcontractor

Final QC Inspection

     Activities

  • In-House Punch List

  • Pre-Final Inspection

  • Verify Work is Ready for Final Inspection

  • Final Inspection - Lead and Document​

     Stakeholders Involved​

  • EC - Project Manager

  • EC - Superintendent

  • Owner or Owner's Rep

  • Design and/or Engineering Firm

  • Subcontractor