We’ve never met a construction project that didn’t benefit from our early involvement. Owners, owner’s reps, and architects have learned that bringing Staples Construction on board early in the project provides them with critical insight into potential issues and practical information that helps them move forward.
With early involvement, Staples can:
Being able to accurately estimate costs early in the project development process is both an art and a science, and a skill for which Staples is well known. We pride ourselves on generating detailed cost estimates based on preliminary information or drawings. This is one of the reasons architects love us. Later, we will expand the level of detail as the drawings progress and the estimate or GMP is formed. The primary function of the detailed estimate is to identify and have a line item for every aspect of the work. This provides the basis for our value engineering and facilitates budget monitoring and control.
Staples’ cost estimates benefit from:
While adhering to budgets is a top priority, our cost estimates are not static. Occasionally unexpected costs will arise, whether at the owner’s request or due to factors outside of our control. Our meticulous cost monitoring tracks all such budget variances and allows us to provide owners with a snapshot of construction costs, at any given point in time.
One of our most popular value-adds is the 3D modelling we provide with every bid. Staples uses SketchUp to take your 2D drawings and extract a 3D model, providing great insight into the structural, architectural and building systems of your project. For owners, it provides a virtual walk-through of your project, allowing you to make important observations and detect areas where changes are needed.
For Staples, 3D modelling provides:
Fail to plan, plan to fail. And boy do we plan. Our project schedule parallels our cost estimating in regard to duration and sequencing of activities. We believe that a high level of detail at the front end of the project, is a significant contributor to the overall success of the project.
Staples’ preconstruction services emphasize:
The quality of construction is directly related to the quality of the trade subcontractors selected to perform on your project. Staples has forged great working relationships over the years with many of the top subcontractors.
Using over 40 subcontractors on each project, Staples nurtures existing relationships while also developing new subcontractor relationships to ensure that we always have superior performing subcontractors available to meet our client's timelines. When owners have specific concerns regarding certain parts of their project and the subcontractors to be used, Staples will set up meetings for the owners with potential subcontractors and make sure the owner is comfortable with the subcontractor selected for that particular trade.
Staples’ puts subcontractors through a stringent prequalification process prior to bidding to ensure that the most highly-qualified and experienced team is contracted for your job. Staples ensures that there is a clear understanding of the scope of work, safety expectations, and project time constraints.
Staples’ subcontractor prequalification process includes:
Finally, it’s time to build. Staples’ project managers and onsite superintendents are among the best in the business. Experienced and skilled, they embrace the best construction work models and use technology to our competitive advantage.
How Staples guarantees a successful build:
Being in the business just over 20 years may seem young for a general contractor, but it makes it a lot easier for us to embrace change and the latest technology!
Staples’ has invested in the best IT available for a truly connected workforce:
Staples Construction has an outstanding safety record. Our Experience Modification Factor is 73 percent—well below the industry average. We value our record and hold a commitment to performing all work safely. We contract a safety firm to conduct initial Job Hazard/Safety Analyses (JHA/JSA) prior and after the commencement of the project.
A site-specific safety plan is developed for both workers and tenants and includes:
We understand that your business depends on the timely delivery of your project. At Staples Construction, we meet our construction deadlines time after time.
How do we do it?
Does our process sound like a fit for your next project?
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What kind of results should you expect from such a thorough build process?
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