CJ Builders experienced project personnel, analytical tools, and our application of best practices based on real-world experiences are just some of the ways we distinguish ourselves. We maximize clients' resources by efficiently procuring labor, materials and equipment. Our systems and proven processes ensure the cost-effective coordination of planning, design, estimating, contracting and construction.
In addition to program and project management, we manage construction, design, procurement, logistics, start-up and commissioning. The results are better-managed projects, a reduction in unnecessary expenditures, shorter schedules and marked improvement in quality and safety performance.
CJ Builders prides itself as a company that gets the job done using as few subcontracting services possible. From Demolition to Final finishing details, CJ Builders take great pride in delivering a product that incorporates your wishes into sound design and construction.
Pre Construction Estimates
Pre-construction estimates, sometimes called conceptual estimates, are carried out before the drawings and documents are complete. They enable CJ Builders clients to better understand and define construction costs at an earlier stage of the process. This requires a broad knowledge of construction techniques and of the type of problems likely with the particular building type and situation
This approach allows our clients more flexibility and control during both the pre-construction and construction phase of the project. Our involvement during the pre-construction phase allows clients to investigate cost savings and make sure that the project will come within their budget. During construction the client has input on all critical aspects of construction.
CJ Builders knows the importance of scheduling, as it is a critical element of any successfully managed construction project. Construction scheduling successfully manages and controls the project’s time, and ultimately the budget. CJB offers the client a complete range of scheduling from inception of the project to occupancy.
A construction schedule should always reflect the actual sequence of work and be realistic. Actual progress should be compared to the base-line schedule on a regular basis. Techniques, such as short interval scheduling and critical path analysis, can help avoid delays and make up lost time if necessary.
The three basic elements of a project, Quality, Cost and Time should be consistent and balanced with the owner’s goals in order to have a successful project. Once the goals of the project are established the scheduling becomes the means for managing the time component of the project.
During the implementation phase it is essential to manage the project so that the original project schedule is followed as closely as possible. In case of delays, the schedule is usually used to determine if the delay can be recouped. The evaluation should consider if the recovery plans impact the cost or the quality of the project. The goal of the schedule is to keep a close balance between Quality, Cost and Time.
Various tools during the different phases of the project are utilized to assist in the scheduling effort:
A clearly defined procedure with time constraints needs to be established to control change orders from identification to implementation. All parties need to be involved in the change order identification, cost estimating, negotiation and implementation. The administration of time and material change orders is paramount in controlling costs and should be fully tracked and documented.