Byrom-Davey, Inc. recommends an approach and methodology for each project by beginning with being selected as the General Contractor, and then confirming the scope, timing and budget for what is to be performed. In the confirmation process, a series of initial meetings with the entire team of professionals, consultants, BDI’s team and the customer’s team, to review and accept the constructability review comments, logistics of phasing within the project to accomplish the best schedule and sequence of construction understood by every team member and receive any recommendations from the entire team.
We will partner with our field design consultants and our in-house design team to establish a more precise design intent and concise budget numbers acceptable to the customer.
Our first priority is to analyze and utilize the existing and new proposed site improvements. We look for savings through excellent and specific design using our expertise in the field industry. We task out the survey and provide design assist to the design professionals to more accurately design the field parameters and physical attributes for the project and make sure the options and program will work. We continue to update the budget estimate based upon these scenarios until the customer is satisfied with time, scope and budget.
We establish weekly meetings for the project to occur onsite at the construction trailer and define a series of meeting times with various disciplines and/or one specific time for the meeting with the entire team. We work to include only those team members needed each week for participation. At these meetings our Superintendents, Project Manager and Project Engineer will administer the 3 Week Look Ahead Schedule showing immediate task and activities occurring on the job along with Critical Path and Milestone conversations to advance the project. Material Product Submittals as needed and Billing, SWPPP monitoring and Updated Schedule reports on a monthly basis. Daily Reports will be issued to the Owner and team members assigned.
Any items or conditions that are not per contract documents and agreement and are considered a potential change order will be served up to the owner first with explanation, backup and a recommended resolution whether it be for a credit or add scenario. These activities will be done in a timely manner usually within 48 hours or less.
Byrom-Davey, Inc. will work to coordinate with other disciplines or entities that are providing scope to the project that is not in ours, but is part of the overall success of the project. We will work to close any “gray areas” not captured by Owner assignment or design professional documentation by meeting with those entities up front as part of the initial conversations and review. We will give consideration for phasing and logistics to those who have work outside of our contract and communication to insure timely delivery and protection of their work product.
In the event there are any cost saving measures beyond pre-construction, we can undertake or serve up during construction, Byrom-Davey, Inc. will report immediately those findings or discovery so that the owner may take advantage of the value add.
We would also review and submit as-built conditions on a monthly basis so that it doesn’t wait until the end of the project and information is lost or not properly recorded. This will be an activity with the Design Professionals to incorporate changes on a frequent basis.
Byrom-Davey, Inc. conducts weekly safety meetings amongst its internal staff and external consultants. In addition a Bi-Monthly meetings are conducted with our superintendents, project manager and project engineer insure performance and delivery.