MAKING A DIFFERENCE FROM START TO FINISH
At Golden Triangle Construction, we put more than 40 years of experience to work on your project during the design, pre-construction and construction phases. Our proven ability to manage costs, schedules and quality ensures that you end up with a product that meets all your expectations.
At GTC, we prefer to emphasize our preconstruction services. By performing cost estimating, value engineering and a constructability review up-front during the design process, GTC enables a problem-free design for the project, which results in lower Owner risk and delivers projects on time and within budget.
To ensure that final design and project costs are consistent with the Owner's objective, GTC’s preconstruction process involves team interaction (Owner / Architect / GTC) from conceptual planning, design development and working drawing preparation, through working drawing completion.
GTC’s preconstruction services include three primary elements:
Design Evaluation and Review
- Existing-conditions review of project site
- Proposed structural systems review
- Cost and availability evaluation for alternative methods and systems
- Construct ability review of architectural design on a trade-by-trade basis
- Prepare preliminary cost estimates at initial stages of planning and schematic design
- “Wish list” management that lets you know what can or cannot be included
- Definitive budget estimates as construction documents develop
- Guaranteed Maximum Price estimate preparation when plans and specs are sufficiently complete for subcontractor bidding and definitive estimating
- Project preconstruction/master schedule for the overall preconstruction process
- Preliminary critical path schedule as a tool to determine/verify project completion date
- Procurement schedule to identify long lead material
GTC’s primary function is the management of commercial construction projects from estimating to project completion. The construction phase of the project includes but is not limited to the following:
- Establish on-site organization and lines of authority in order to carry out the overall plans of the project on a totally coordinated basis
- Establish procedures for and implement coordination of the Owner, Architect, GTC and our subcontractors
- Maintain a competent full-time field staff to provide field supervision and management in connection with the performance of self-performed work and the work of the various subcontractors
- Work with each subcontractor to develop detailed operating schedules for their portion of the work and monitor, update and report to the Owner on this schedule throughout the construction period
- Maintain a continually updated record of all subcontracts, including shop drawings, samples, purchases, materials equipment, applicable handbooks, federal, commercial and technical standards, specifications and any other related documents and revisions that arise out of the contract for the construction work
- Make recommendations to the Owner for changes in the work that may be desirable or necessary due to the field conditions, jurisdictional requirements, cost, quality or progress of the work
- Maintain accurate, up-to-date cost accounting
- Monitor the interpretation of construction documents
GTC schedules and monitors all of its projects with state-of-the-art scheduling software. Our project schedules are also prepared with the input of knowledgeable and experienced construction professionals such as our Superintendents, Project Managers and various trade specialists. Once we prepare our schedules, we also utilize subcontractors' input to identify any potential issues with manpower and long lead items so schedules are as accurate as possible. GTC’s scheduling system is designed to assist our on-site construction staff and update the Owner as well as GTC's Principal-in-Charge on the project. Our scheduling system includes the following:
- Milestone summary schedules
- Detailed construction schedules
- Short-interval scheduling
- On-site project status and review
- Cash flow projections
- Project updating and custom reporting
- Coordination of schedules and budgets
GTC's management is committed to providing a safe work place for all employees. Construction is recognized as one of the most hazardous industries requiring the employer’s every effort to provide and maintain a safe work place.
GTC's Safety Goals
- Training at all levels on hazard recognition and elimination
- Adjust attitudes to meld productivity and safety in order to achieve a true safety culture
- Establish responsibility and accountability
- Eliminate injury and human suffering
- Prevent accidents, thereby controlling losses from property and equipment damage, lost productivity and reputation
- Investigate all accidents and incidents in order to prevent recurrence
- Monitor subcontractor safety and assure compliance with good "safe practices"
- Plan safety and productivity
GTC monitors subcontractor safety performance and compliance in the following areas:
- Compliance with all applicable codes and safe practices
- Conduct safety meetings with subcontractor supervisors on a monthly basis
- Document enforcement of safety violations by issuing "Safety Violations"
- Monitor subcontractor tool box safety meetings
Hazardous Material Management
GTC has a moral and legal commitment to protect the safety and health of its employees and those working on and around its construction sites. It is with this commitment in mind that GTC requires the acquisition of Material Safety Data Sheets for all materials brought to the site by vendors, subcontractors and/or our clients' suppliers.
Constructability Review (BIM)
GTC uses a combination of three-dimensional modeling and a traditional constructability review process to make sure that conflicts on the documents are identified prior to implementation in the field. GTC’s three-dimensional modeling program is utilized in four distinct manners: design assist, project understanding, constructability review, and four-dimensional scheduling.
GTC uses software programs of Revit and NavisWorks to assist the team in constructability review and understanding of design. GTC’s BIM Coordinator will be involved early on with the architect and their team to coordinate and document procedures that allow for the best implementation of three-dimensional modeling. We will utilize the files provided by the architect and engineering team and modify or adjust as necessary within our Revit program so that when information is uploaded to NavisWorks, modeling can be utilized to its fullest potential.
The most important aspect of the modeling is the advanced understanding that all team members can gain by seeing the project in three dimensions. The team will be able to manipulate the model to understand the size and shadowing of the structure as it looks like from the outside. Color schemes can be added so that the team can get a good feel of what the building will look like from the outside by utilizing the “fly-by” program functions.
To get a better understanding of what the building looks like in three dimensions on the inside, the team can use the “fly-through” function of the program. The team will be able to go into each room and see what it looks and feels like. Our clients feel they have a better understanding of the project once they review our models. The changes that they wish to have implemented during this phase of the design are the most cost-effective revisions that can be made.
By combining the different layers of the documents within our model, we can three-dimensionally compare the different design disciplines within the project. This is called “clash detection.” This clash detection feature allows us to make sure that all mechanical, electrical and architectural infrastructures fit within the allowable space provided. Each clash is reported and can be reviewed within the Revit files to make adjustments during the design process. By utilizing this clash detection feature of our programming, we find that the number of RFIs in the field is significantly reduced.
GTC utilizes a four-dimensional implementation of NavisWorks and our Primavera scheduling system so that the model can be simulated in the fourth dimension: time. By utilizing this process, we can verify that the project phasing and the scheduling of the work will allow the project to be built in the schedule originally anticipated without impacting the existing facility. We believe this four-dimensional scheduling feature is very important to achieving an on-time delivery of the project.
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