Byrom-Davey, Inc. comprehensive material takeoffs and estimates provide customers with information needed to successfully predict budgeted work. Our in-depth knowledge of the construction industry allows Byrom-Davey, Inc. to prepare an estimate with the details essential to a customer starting their program off right.

Computerization of the construction cost estimating process eliminates any errors in math and has saved time and money for customers who utilize Byrom-Davey, Inc. services. Crucial to this process is Byrom-Davey, Inc. staff, which provides over 30 years of experience and knowledge of the construction field.


General Estimating

Accurate & detailed construction cost estimate helps provide a successful project.


Job Scheduling

Byrom-Davey, Inc. is all about time. We provide the job scheduling reports to manage the construction projects more successfully.


Subcontractor Evaluation

Good subcontractors are extremely important to the construction project. We get the most qualified subcontractor for your construction projects.


Sample Reports

Byrom-Davey, Inc. provides a range of reports for your construction projects.


Byrom-Davey, Inc. has experienced team members that carry out the initial task and activities required at the beginning of any project.

We do the following project evaluation:


Project Program

Create project program identifying your needs and expectations


Conceptual Mapping

Finalize conceptual size, appearance and material quality of building


Finalize Team

Finalize project team members including design consultants and inspectors


Byrom-Davey, Inc. looks to confirm that the site will conform to the requirements of the project without excessive cost or future surprises.

Create overall site master plan – confirm parking, traffic circulation and landscaping

Review soils analysis with consultants – ensure foundation design is adequate

Evaluate existing infrastructure capacity, location and proposed truck hauling routes

Assistance with Agencies

Byrom-Davey, Inc. relationships and experience will bring valuable assistance to meeting these requirements.

Permitting including site plan approvals and building permits

Tie in and connection permits with utility providers

Value Engineering

Byrom-Davey, Inc. to determine if the scope of the work conforms to the budget, and suggest areas for cost savings based on our past experience

Prepare detailed conceptual project estimate utilizing Timberline estimating systems

Analyze conceptual estimate vs. budget requirements

Provide alternative solutions including cost, schedule and quality impact

Constructability Review

Byrom-Davey, Inc. to make sure that what is being designed is reflected accurately in the plans. We also take the opportunity to simplify and clarify details consistent with industry practice so bidders don’t fill their bids with high priced contingencies

Review design documents for inaccuracies, oversights and thoroughness

Evaluate proposed materials, systems and product delivery

Target areas of concern

Solicit subcontractors and supplier input

Provide alternative solutions

Obtain team consensus

Cost Control

Byrom-Davey, Inc. takes a final look at scope and cost to make sure that we are on budget prior to finalizing design.

Refine conceptual estimating / cost models

Develop GMP or lump sum project cost

Review in detail the cost estimate with design team and executives

Solicit subcontractor input relative to market conditions

Prepare final project cost estimate


Byrom-Davey, Inc. will schedule the entire project, start to finish. By identifying key milestones, we will be able to drive towards project completion in an organized and predetermined manner.

Define all design and construction activities including approval milestones

Prepare preliminary and final CPM schedules using Primavera software

Develop project sequencing plan

Solicit subcontractor input

Procurement Management

Byrom-Davey, Inc. will eliminate senseless delays by directly procuring long lead items and storing them until needed at the site.

Identify long-lead delivery materials and equipment

Pre-qualify equipment and material vendors

Solicit proposals and award purchase orders where schedule dictates

Coordinate equipment package submittals

Verify and expedite fabrication and delivery

Bid Packaging

Byrom-Davey, Inc. process is focused on getting complete bids at competitive prices. We will be able to eliminate change orders by closing loop holes during the bidding phase. In addition, we have the ability to self-perform many trades of work from internal resources.

Develop comprehensive bid packages for each trade

Hold prequalification subcontractor interviews

Select 3-4 qualified bidders

Distribute bidding documents and receive proposals

Perform a detailed analysis to develop a baseline for comparison

Include owner and architect in evaluation process

Award subcontracts to selected firms


Byrom-Davey, Inc. has a safety program that has resulted into keeping a MOD rate of 0.68 and below consistently over the 14 years of business. You will have the peace-of-mind that the safety of every worker on the site is being considered, enforced and managed.

Verify compliance with federal, state and local regulations

Provide project specific safety plan

Communicate safety plan to subcontractors and site visitors

Provide constant safety monitoring to ensure best practices

GENeral construction

Byrom-Davey, Inc. self-performs a majority of the general construction work. We bid out special portions of the work as required. During the construction phase, Byrom-Davey, Inc. continues to work closely with the owner, Architect and all subcontractors to ensure that a project stays on schedule and under budget. After the project is complete, we take every precaution to ensure that the building meets the owner’s expectations. We warranty all of our work for a one-year period, and we perform a mandatory walk-though, designed to identify any problems or malfunctions that need to be corrected before the warranty expires. Below is a list of services we commonly provide during the preconstruction, construction and post construction phases. This list of services has been developed based on our extensive experience with projects. We have also included a list of documentation tools that Byrom-Davey, Inc. uses to manage projects. These tools include new technologies and tried-and-true methods for managing a project of any size.

Project Evaluation

Identify customer needs and expectations

Define scope of project

Identify project components

Provide monthly progress reports

Value Engineering

Break-out each component of project

Analyze impact areas

Identify cost and project impact

Provide alternative solutions, including cost, schedule and quality impact

Constructability Review

Review construction documents

Evaluate materials, systems and delivery

Identify areas of concern

Identify areas of concern

Involve subcontractors and vendors

Provide alternative solutions

Have team buy off on proposed approach

Cost Control

Develop conceptual estimate / cost models

Provide detailed cost breakdown

Solicit subcontractor input

Prepare final project cost estimate

Provide cash flow management


Define all construction activities

Prepare preliminary / final CPM schedules

Develop project sequencing plan

Solicit subcontractor input

Procurement Management

Identify all long-lead items

Prequalify equipment and material vendors

Solicit, negotiate, and award contracts

Coordinate equipment packages

Verify and expedite fabrication and delivery

Bid Packaging

Develop bid packages for each trade

Hold prequalification interviews

Select three to four qualified bidders

Include owner and architect in selection


Verify compliance with federal, state and local regulations

Provide project safety plan

Prepare job site security plan


Verify compliance with federal, state and local regulations

Provide project safety plan

Prepare job site security plan

Project Layout

Develop site staging plan

Coordinate site and building layout

Oversee all mobilization activities

Project Management

Coordinate with governmental agencies

Direct project site construction forces

Coordinate all subcontractor activities

Provide survey and layout controls

Hold weekly progress meetings

Submit monthly progress reports


Provide final master CPM schedule

Update schedule as necessary

Integrate subcontractor schedules

Procurement Management

Coordinate equipment and material packages

Expedite procurement on long lead items

Develop and review shop drawing submittal process

Manage equipment and material deliveries

Receive, unload and store equipment and materials

Provide inventory control

Cost Control

Competitively bid each bid package if not self-performed

Include owner and Architect in bid opening and subcontractor selection

Provide payment process to subcontractors

Scope change analysis and recommendation

Provide monthly project cost reports

Quality Control Assurance

Include specific quality guidelines and expectations in bid packages

Qualify subcontractors before they competitively bid

Evaluate subcontractor workmanship

Conduct appropriate testing

Self-perform concrete work to ensure quality and job performance


Implement safety program

Hold weekly safety meetings

Train and monitor subcontractor safety

Provide monthly safety report

Owner Occupancy

Preparation and coordination of all operation manuals and warranties

Introduction to new facility

Facility orientation

Operational and maintenance training


Immediate response service

Evaluate equipment and systems

Correct warranty deficiencies

Project Delivery

Lease-Leaseback Projects

Byrom-Davey, Inc. has been actively involved with Lease-Leaseback Project Deliveries in California.

Lease-leaseback projects are constructed by the provisions in Education Code Section 17406, which authorizes school districts, without advertising for bids, to lease property currently owned by a school district to any person, firm, or corporation for a minimum of $1 per year as long as the lease requires the other party to construct a building or structures upon the property and that title to the property and the buildings are returned to the school district at the end of the lease.

A Guaranteed Maximum Price is established by the team to have the contractor move forward on the project.

This delivery method for construction has been a proven method to deliver school facilities on time, scope and budget, and with a reduced level of public agency risk associated with design issues, delays and costs overruns.


Under this delivery method, the owner selects the architect and contractor as a team rather than making two separate selections. Proponents of this delivery method believe that it provides an assurance that the architect and contractor will work well together (since they chose to partner with each other). In many ways, this delivery method is similar to a CM At-Risk contract after the selection is made.

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Construction Management at Risk (CM At-Risk, CMAR, CM/GC):

Under this delivery method, the contractor is usually selected based on their qualifications alone (although the contractor’s fee may be part of the consideration). The contractor may be selected before, at the same time as, or after the architect is selected. The contractor is usually heavily involved in the design process, working with the owner and architect to create the best possible project for the owner within their budget. Proponents of this delivery method believe that this collaboration helps the owner to get the best possible value for their dollar and reduces the owner’s risk. Under the CM At-Risk delivery method, the general contractor holds the subcontractor contracts and works under a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) that is established once construction documents are completed.

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Competitive Bid (Design/Bid/Build):

In this method an architect is hired and completes the design process without the involvement of the contractor. When the construction documents are completed, the project is made available (advertised) for contractors to bid on. Contractors provide bids based on the total cost to complete the project and the selection of the contractor is based on price alone.

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At Byrom-Davey we pride ourselves in self-performing workmanship and managing the work with care, due diligence, great craftsmanship, on time and within budget. That is all our clients, their constituents and end users can ask for and deserve. Honesty and integrity are always the best policy, whether we get the job or not. We always strive to leave a good impression on our partners to always enjoy working with us and have a project that is sustainable well worthy of the client's investment.

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